Monday, February 21, 2011

News which could go both ways


We have been discussing reciting blessings upon hearing bad or good news. What if one receives news which is good or bad right now, but might lead to the opposite result in the future? Examples include a major windfall which might lead to thieves or a higher tax bracket.

The Shulchan Aruch rules that we concern ourselves only with the moment. If, right now, we are happy, then we recite the berachah for good news, and the same is true for the opposite.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 222:4; Mishneh Berurah 222:5)

Have a great day,

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