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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1,273. More About the Taharah
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197:4 The next step of the taharah (purification) process is to beat an egg with wine. The egg is beaten in its shell as a symbol that the world is cyclical in nature. If no wine is available, water may be used. The deceased’s head is then washed with this mixture. Some places have the […]
1,272. The Taharah (Purification)
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197:2 A body is purified as follows: the whole body is washed in warm water, including the head. We clean it well, between the fingers and toes and all over.  The hair is washed, combed and cut. The nails of the hands and feet are cut, though in our lands the practice is not to […]
1,271. The Burial Shroud
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196:22 If a person loses a relative and is unaware, if there is no one else to make funeral arrangements, he should be told. If others are dealing with it, he should not be informed until after he has davened. If one’s wife lost a relative and she is unaware, the husband should act stringently […]
1,270. A Burial Delayed by Civil Law
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196:20 In a place where it’s against the law to bury the deceased for 48 hours, the laws of an onen still apply to the relatives. This is because once the time has passed, they will certainly bury the deceased. In the interim, they must occupy themselves with the honor of the deceased, preparing the […]
1,269. An Onen During Sefiras Ha’Omer
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196:18 One who is an onen at night when it is time to count the omer does not count at night, but by day after the burial. He counts without a bracha and on the following nights he resumes counting with a bracha. If he sees during that day that he will continue to be […]
1,268. A Funeral vs. a Bris
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196:16 If an onen has a son to be circumcised, if possible, he should bury the deceased before the congregation leaves the shul in the morning. Those digging the grave should daven before they bury the deceased. After the burial, the baby should be circumcised. If this is not possible, they should circumcise the baby […]
1,267. More About an Onen on Yom Tov
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196:14 If a person has an unburied relative on the evening of a second day of yom tov, in a place where the practice is for a Jew to bury the deceased, the laws of an onen apply even at night. He would therefore not recite kiddush, nor would he eat meat or drink wine. […]
1,266. If Someone Dies on Yom Tov
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196:12 If the deceased passed on Friday afternoon before Mincha so that it’s impossible to bury him before Shabbos, the onen may also daven Mincha before Shabbos. 196:13 If the deceased passed away on the first day of yom tov, if the surviving relative wants to have a non-Jew bury him on that day, then […]
1,265. The Bereaved Close to the End of Shabbos
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196:10 Near nightfall, the onen should recite the Shema without its brachos. He does not daven Maariv or make havdalah. The onen is permitted to eat without hearing havdalah (which is normally prohibited). After the deceased has been buried, he should make havdalah over a cup of wine. Even if the deceased is not buried […]
1,264. Losing a Relative on Shabbos
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196:8 If a person lost a relative and became an onen after the time for morning prayers arrived, if he didn’t yet daven and he will be an onen until after the time to pray has passed, he does not need to offer a compensatory prayer by davening the next Shemoneh Esrei twice. The same […]