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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1,297. Escorting the Deceased on Yom Tov
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200:6 It is permitted to escort the deceased on the first day of yom tov within the techum (the Shabbos boundary), and on the second day even outside the techum. It is likewise permitted for one to return to his home that same day. One may not, however, ride an animal in order to escort […]
1,296. More About Burial on Yom Tov
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200:4 The reason the Sages decided to treat the second day of yom tov like a weekday when it comes to burying the dead is because of the honor due to the deceased, so that they should not be left in a disgraceful state. Other things, however, are prohibited. For example, one may not negotiate […]
1,295. A Funeral on Yom Tov
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200:2 Some authorities say that if it’s possible to have the burial performed on the first day of yom tov by a non-Jew, then we may not wait for the next day to have a Jew do it. This is so even if the deceased died that day so that we could wait until the […]
1,294. The Unveiling
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199:17 The practice in some places is not to erect headstones until after twelve months. This is because the headstone is made for one’s prestige and within the first twelve months one is still distressed. Another reason for the headstone is so we don’t forget the deceased in our hearts and there is no danger […]
1,293. Respect for the Deceased
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199:15 One may not walk in a cemetery, within four cubits (about six feet) of a dead person, or anywhere in a room where a dead person is, wearing tefillin or tzitzis, as this is considered mocking the dead. If the tefillin or tzitzis are covered, then it is permitted. Similarly, one may not daven […]
1,292. Walking on a Grave
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199:13 If a grave was dug, it should not be left open overnight because it’s a hazard. If no one is available to bury the deceased until the next day, they should fill the grave with dirt. 199:14 We are not allowed to walk on graves because some opinions prohibit us to derive benefit from […]
1,291. Moving the Body
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199:11 We don’t move the deceased from a city that has graves available to another city as it is considered disrespectful to move the deceased from place to place except to move him to Israel from outside Israel, or to move him to a place where his ancestors are buried. Similarly, if the deceased left […]
1,290. After the Burial
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199:9 If the deceased’s son is present in the cemetery, then after the burial, if there is still time remaining in the day, we move at least four cubits (about six feet) from the graves and recite Psalm 49. On a day on which we don’t recite Tachanun, we recite Psalm 16 instead. The son […]
1,289. Not Passing the Shovel
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199:7 The practice when burying the deceased is to be careful not to take the shovel directly from another person’s hand. Rather, one person puts it down and then another person picks it up. 199:8 After placing the deceased in the grave, the bier used to carry him should be turned over three times. This […]
1,288. Graves Not to Juxtapose
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199:5 We don’t place coffins one on top of another unless there is at least six handbreadths of dirt in-between. 199:6 We don’t bury an evil person next to a righteous person as per Psalms 26:9, “Do not gather my soul with sinners.” We should not even bury a thoroughly evil person next to a […]