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Why do we say besha tova instead of mazal tov?

When a person hears that someone is pregnant the traditional response is besha tova, instead of mazal tov. Why is that?
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Speaking in the middle of Havdallah

Someone was making havdallah and, after saying the bracha on besamim (spices) and then smelling them, exclaimed "Ah! A mechayah!". Is this considered a hefsek (interruption) in the havdallah? Meaning ...
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When can I speak after eating?

After making a Berachah on food, it is considered a Hefsek to speak before eating said food. At what point after beginning to eat is it permissible to speak? After the first bite? After the first ...