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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1,229. Must One Load and Unload for a Non-Jew?
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189:3 The obligation to unload must be done for free but loading is only obligatory if the animal’s owner is willing to pay for the service. The same is true for walking with the owner in case he is needed: this is only if the owner is willing to pay. 189:4 When it comes to […]
1,228. Loading and Unloading Animals
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189:1 If one person encounters another and the other’s animal is lying down under its load, whether the load was appropriate for it or whether the load was too much for it, there is an obligation to help the owner unload the animal as per Exodus 23:5, “You shall surely help him do it.” After […]
1,227. Returning the Deposit
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188:4 The one holding a deposit is not permitted to entrust it to others, even if they are upright people and even more reliable than he is. If the depositor is also in the habit of depositing such things with them, then it is permitted. 188:5 When returning the deposit, one may not return it […]
1,226. Using a Deposited Item
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188:2 If a person deposits an object with his fellow, the one holding it is not permitted to use the object for his own needs, even if the item will not be ruined by this use. Doing so would be like borrowing something without the owner’s knowledge, and one who borrows without the owner’s knowledge […]
1,225. Depositing Money
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187:5 When a person finds an object and he doesn’t know who lost it, whether or not it has an identifying mark on it, there are many detailed laws as far as how to proceed. Therefore, one must consult with a Torah authority about his course of action. 188:1 Regarding one who deposits money with […]
1,224. Doubtfully-Lost Items
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187:3 When a person finds an object, whether or not it has an identifying mark, if he found it resting in a particular place, like a garment or an axe by the side of a fence, even if there is doubt whether it was placed there intentionally or lost there, it is forbidden to touch […]
1,223. Lost Objects
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187:1 If one sees an object that was lost by another Jew, he is obligated to deal with it and return it to its owner as per Deuteronomy 22:1, “You shall surely return them.” Similarly, any money belonging to one’s fellow that he can save so it doesn’t get lost, he is obliged to save. […]
1,222. When Not to Let an Animal Eat
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186:3 If the working animal can’t eat because it’s thirsty, it must be watered. 186:4 If an animal is working with some food that is unhealthy for it, then it may be muzzled. This is because the Torah only commanded us in the matter so that the animal could enjoy the food it is working. […]
1,221. Muzzling a Working Animal
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186:1 Whoever keeps an animal from eating while it is working was punished by lashes for violating the prohibition against muzzling an animal while it treads grain (Deuteronomy 25:4). While the Torah uses an ox as an example, the same rule applies to any animal, kosher or non-kosher. Likewise, it applies whether the animal is […]
1,220. The Employee’s Obligation
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185:5 If a worker did his job for the homeowner but then it became ruined – even through his own negligence – so that the worker is legally responsible to make things right, it is a mitzvah for the homeowner to go beyond the letter of the law and forgive him, as per Proverbs 2:20, […]