HaShoneh Halachos emails include two halachos per day, seven days a week (emails for Shabbos and Yom Tov are sent in advance). Material is based upon the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, with occasional elucidation from the Mishnah Brurah abd other sources. The text is not a direct translation but a paraphrase into easy-to-read, conversational English.

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1,339. Housework During Shiva
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208:14 Housework is not considered prohibited work for a mourner. A woman sitting shiva is permitted to cook, bake and perform any necessary household chores, but anything she doesn’t need is prohibited. Similarly, if a domestic servant became a mourner, even though she is paid to do the chores, she is permitted to do them. […]
1,338. Contractors
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208:12 If the mourner had some work assigned to another person, since the other person is a contractor who received the assignment before his employer became a mourner, and since the work is being done privately in the contractor’s home, he is therefore permitted to do it. 208:13 Construction projects on behalf of the mourner […]
1,337. A Mourner’s Animals
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208:10 A mourner’s animals that were rented out may be worked by the one who rented them since they were rented before the owner became a mourner. By renting the animals, the renter acquires them and it is considered as if they belong him. It is not permitted after the conclusion of the rental period. […]
1,336. A Mourner’s Field
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208:8 If the mourner’s field is in the hands sharecroppers who take a percentage of the profits, or a tenant who pays the owner of the field a fixed amount of produce, or a renter who pays a set fee, these may work normally while the field’s owner is observing shiva. Since they are working […]
1,335. Writing, Debts
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208:6 A mourner is permitted to send an agent to collect debts for him if there is concern that they may later become uncollectable. 208:7 A mourner may write things that are permitted to be written on Chol HaMoed if he is not able to have them done through another.  
1,334. Buying and Selling
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208:4 Just as a mourner may not work, he may not buy and sell merchandise. If he has merchandise that must be sold immediately or he will incur a loss of his investment, he must consult a Torah scholar. If merchandise is arriving by land or sea which is being sold cheaply now and will […]
1,333. Working During Shiva
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208:2 The restrictions on work are as follows: for the first three days, the mourner may not work even if he has no money and must rely on charity to eat. From the fourth day on, if he is a needy person with nothing to eat, he may work privately in his home. Similarly, a […]
1,332. Bentching in the Shiva House
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207:7 We are no longer accustomed to recite the prayer for mourners in bentching (grace after meals), relying on the opinion that this prayer was only instituted for bentching with a minyan. 208:1 These are the things that a mourner is not permitted to do during shiva: working, washing, anointing, wearing (leather) shoes, and engaging […]
1,331. The Shiva Minyan
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207:5 Shiva should be observed in the place where the deceased died because that’s where the soul of the deceased will “mourn” and doing so would provide it with some comfort. It is a mitzvah to have a minyan for prayers there morning and evening. See 20:6 that we do not recite birkas kohanim (the […]
1,330. The Power of Words
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207:3 A person should never say things like “I wasn’t punished enough for my sins” because doing so provides an opening for the Heavenly accuser. 207:4 One shouldn’t tell a mourner things like, “What are you going to do? You can’t change what G-d decides.” This is tantamount to blasphemy because it suggests that if […]