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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1,284. Tzidduk HaDin
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198:13 Upon reaching the cemetery, one who hasn’t seen a grave for 30 days recites the bracha “asher yatzar eschem badin” (“Who formed you in judgment”). Afterwards, he recites the bracha “Atah gibbor” (“You are mighty,” from Shemoneh Esrei) through the words “l’hachayos meisim” (“to revive the dead”). 198:14 Next, the prayer “Tzidduk HaDin” is […]
1,283. The Pallbearers
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198:11 The pallbearers should not wear sandals that don’t have heels since these can easily fall off. We are not concerned with this when it comes to regular shoes. 198:12 When the pallbearers carrying the deceased reach about 30 cubits from the grave (in the vicinity of 45 feet), they should stop every four cubits […]
1,282. Propriety en route to the Cemetery
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198:9 Nowadays, it is assumed that every Jew has learned some Written Torah and some Oral Torah. Therefore, when one dies, we even stop studying Torah to escort him. When it comes to a woman or a child, the custom is not to be so strict that we stop Torah study for the funeral procession. […]
1,281. Escorting the Deceased
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198:7 If a person cries over the death of a righteous person, G-d counts the tears and metaphorically “stores them in His treasury.” This is considered a rectification for certain sins and helps to protect one’s young children from death, G-d forbid. 198:8 If a person sees a funeral procession and does not escort the […]
1,280. Two Bodies to Bury
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198:5 If there are two bodies, the one who died first is taken out for burial first. After burying the first, we don’t stand by in a row and we don’t recite the blessing to the mourners or other words of comfort so that we should not to delay the second burial. If they want […]
1,279. Leaving the Deceased Overnight
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198:3 We are not permitted to let a deceased person remain unburied overnight as per Deuteronomy 21:23, “His body shall not remain overnight…you shall surely bury him the same day.” If one let the deceased remain overnight for the sake of his honor, such as to acquire a coffin or burial shrouds, or to wait […]
1,278. Death in the City vs. in a Small Town
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198:1 If there is a death in the city, the residents are not allowed to work. If there is a local burial society designated to take care of the needs of the deceased, then those who aren’t needed are permitted to work. 198:2 If there is a death in a small town, the residents don’t […]
1,277. Benefit from the Dead
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197:12 If a Jew was killed by an idolator, even if he didn’t bleed at all, such as if he was strangled, we bury him as he was found. This is done in order to stir G-d’s wrath against the perpetrator. 197:13 It is prohibited to derive benefit from a dead body – whether the […]
1,276. A Woman Who Dies in Childbirth
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197:10 Taharah is performed and burial shrouds are made even in a case where blood came out of the wounded person but it stopped, they removed his clothes, and he remained alive for several days before dying. Taharah is also performed even for one who is stained with his blood. There’s no concern that blood […]