As we prepare to sit in the succah, to take the lulav, to light the Chanukah menorah, to listen to the megillah, to eat the matzah and marror, or to sanctify the new month with kiddush levona, we have the opportunity and obligation to express our appreciation in the form of a brocha. Yet, without a thorough review of the Shulchan Aruch and Poskim, often halachic challenges and uncertainties can prevent us from correctly reciting the brocha.
- For example:
- Should you make a shehecheyonu on a new Yomtov shaitel or hat?
- You are traveling, and your wife lit Chanukah lights at home. Should you light and recite a brocha when you reach your destination?
- You forgot to say yaaleh v'yavo in mincha of Rosh Chodesh, are you required to recite Sh'mona Esrei twice at maariv?
- How do you make eruv tavshilin so that it includes others who are not part of your household?
Unfortunately, mistakes in brochos or davening are inevitable such as saying the wrong Yomtovin Sh'mona Esrei or bentching, or the wrong korbonos in musaf. What if you forgot to recite the added texts in Sh'mona Esrei of Aseres Y'mei T'shuva or of a fast day? You forgot to recite leishaiv basuccah at the start of the meal - what do you do?
Extensively sourced, this sefer provides the answers to these and a myriad other halachic questions and quandaries. Written by the author of the widely circulated Halachos of Brochos, Halachos of K'zayis, Halachos of Refuah on Shabbos, Halachos of Other People's Money, and Halachos of Muktza, this volume starts from where Halachos of Brochos left off.