HaShoneh Halachos emails include two halachos per day, seven days a week (emails for Shabbos and Yom Tov are sent in advance). Material is based upon the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, with occasional elucidation from the Mishnah Brurah abd other sources. The text is not a direct translation but a paraphrase into easy-to-read, conversational English.

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376. Ho’adomah or Shehakol?
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52:4 We only recite the brachos of ho’eitz and ho’adomah over an item that is good to eat raw and that is typically eaten raw. If it is only eaten cooked – even though it could be eaten raw – then raw is not considered its main condition. In such a case, ho’eitz or ho’adomah […]
375. Shehakol
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52:2 On things that do not grow from the ground, like meat, fish, milk, and cheese, we recite the bracha of shehakol. We also recite shehakol on all drinks other than wine and olive oil. (We even recite shehakol on fruit juice – Orach Chaim 202:8 and Mishnah Brurah 202:47.) The word “nihiyeh” in the […]
374. Borei Pri Ho’eitz
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51:15 If someone ate or drank and then brought up what he ate, he should not say the concluding bracha; this is considered like one who already digested his food. 52:1 On fruit that grows on trees, we recite the bracha “borei pri ho’eitz.” For produce that grows from the ground, like vegetables, beans, corn, […]
373. Reciting Concluding Brachos
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51:13 After eating something, we’re not supposed to leave our place or get involved with some other activity until we’ve recited the concluding bracha, as a safeguard against forgetting. (One may leave with the intention of returning immediately – Shaarei Tziyon 178:26.) However, if one did leave his place, he can recite borei nefashos in […]
372. Borei Nefashos
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51:11 There is a difference of opinion regarding the bracha of borei nefashos. Some authorities say the text is “al kol mah sheboraso” (“all that You created”), while others say it is “al kol mah shebora” (“all that He created”). The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch prefers the latter text but the former is more prevalent today. […]
371. More About the Bracha Mei’ein Shalosh
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51:9 We mention Shabbos, yom tov and Rosh Chodesh as applicable in the bracha mei’ein shalosh but if one forgot to do so, he does not repeat the bracha. 51:10 In 44:6, we discussed ways in which one must act during bentching. For example, one must sit to bentch and not recite it walking around. […]
370. The Bracha Mei’ein Shalosh
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51:7 The seven special species of Israel as per Deuteronomy 8:8 are wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. (The reference to honey in that verse is date honey, not bees’ honey.) Deuteronomy 8.9-10 continues by calling Israel “a land where you will not eat bread in poverty” and saying that we should “eat, […]
369. Foods Combining After a Delay
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51:5 Let’s say that someone ate half a k’zayis, waited a bit, then ate another half a k’zayis. Do they still combine to form a full k’zayis? That depends. If the time in between the two half measures was within “k’dei achilas pras” – that is, the standard length of time that it takes to […]
368. Foods Combine for Concluding Brachos
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51:3 Some authorities maintain that if one ate a complete entity in its entirety, such as a single nut or a single bean, then he would recite a concluding bracha even though it is not the size of an olive. Other authorities disagree, so it would be advisable to avoid a doubtful situation by not […]
367. Borei Nefashos
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51:1 After eating fruits that grow on trees – except for the seven special species of Israel – and vegetables that grow from the ground, we recite the bracha of borei nefashos. Even if one both ate and drank, a single bracha suffices for everything. (Mishnah Brurah 207:1 says that if one accidentally said “al […]