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IIRC, one says a Brachah of "Hatov veha-Meitiv" on hearing good news (source needed).

When the angels came to inform Abraham and Sara of giving birth to Isaac in exactly one year, did they say a blessing?

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    I am not sure this is called 'good' news before the child is born. If someone is expecting you dont make a brocho. however long you have waited.
    – interested
    Nov 11, 2020 at 19:19
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    The brocha is made upon hearing that something good has already happened. See Shulchan Aruch O.C. 222 with commentaries.
    – Jay
    Nov 12, 2020 at 0:57
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    he.wikisource.org/wiki/… "ויבן שם מזבח" - על בשורת הזרע ועל בשורת א"י
    – The GRAPKE
    Nov 12, 2020 at 2:49
  • @Jay Very interesting, make it an answer. Although it contradicts Grapke's findings.
    – Al Berko
    Nov 14, 2020 at 15:49
  • @TheGRAPKE Very interesting, make it an answer. Although it contradicts Jay's findings.
    – Al Berko
    Nov 14, 2020 at 15:49

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As per above discussion, we have contradictory sources quoted by @Jay and myself.

Apparently a resolution could be that there is a difference between knowing (thinking) something will happen in the future and nevuah.

So that if the announcement is via nevuah then you can praise Hashem for the good tidings now, because the imminent now becomes irreversible.

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