There is a well known Sefer on Halacha called Laws of Daily Living by Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen , noted Posek and author. There is only one volume and the last topic is the laws of פסוקי דזמרה.

Any suggestions on an easy-to-read English Halacha Sefer that would act as sort of a sequel to his Sefer (i.e., a Sefer that starts off with the laws of Birchos Krias Shema ?)

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Of all the simple halacha books I read in English, the one I liked best an which best matches the level of Laws of Daily Living is Shaarei Halachah by R Zeev Greenwald

If you want something more elaborate the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch is the real classic. In English there is an older edition from R Avraham Davis or a much better edition from artscroll (also exists on iPad and Android)

There is also a recent book which was originally written for yeshiva students as a set of "all the practical laws you need to know": Halacha 24/7/12. It is remarkable in that it is both broad, highly accessible to everyone, incredibly practical and actually interesting to read. In a number of places the author show pragmatism by writing "Artscroll says X but basic halacha is Y". The goal of the author is to show halacha is not "in the heaven or beyond the sea" but instead very approachable. It does cover in detail the laws of prayer and of daily living.

  • I don't know about R' Davis's edition, but the ArtScroll translation lacks sources and differing opinions. Dec 28, 2015 at 23:18
  • R Davis doesn't have comments or sources - it is a straight translation. Artscroll is a translation in the style of the Schottenstein gmara and brings additional sources from MB and Igrot Moshe. It doesn't pretend to be a comprehensive multi-sourced SA, rather an elucidation of the KSA. In that I think it does a good job but understand one might want more sources and different opinions
    – mbloch
    Dec 29, 2015 at 7:31

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