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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1,337. 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 […]
1,329. Comforting Mourners
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207:1 Consoling mourners is a great mitzvah. We see from Hashem Himself that we should comfort mourners, as per Genesis 25:11, “It happened after the death of Avraham that G-d blessed his son Yitzchak.” This is an act of kindness to both the living and the deceased. The comforters are not permitted to start talking until the mourner […]
1,328. If Asked About the Deceased
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206:10 While we should not inform someone of a relative’s passing (see 206:9), if someone asks regarding that relative’s well-being, one may not lie and say that he is alive, as per Exodus 33:7, “keep far away from a false matter.” Rather, one should answer him in an ambiguous fashion so that he will understand […]