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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1,331. 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 […]
1,327. Informing the Bereaved
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206:8 If a person learned after a yom tov that a relative died before that yom tov, even though the holiday would cancel shiva for those who had already observed some mourning before yom tov, it wouldn’t for him since he had not done so. If anyone learns of a close relative’s passing, even on […]
1,326. Notification Before Yom Tov
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206:6 If one received timely notification of a death on a Shabbos that was also erev yom tov,  since he observed private mourning, the arrival of yom tov cancels the rest of shiva. 206:7 If a person receives delayed notification of a death on Shabbos or yom tov, he doesn’t observe any form of mourning; […]
1,325. Notification on Shabbos
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206:4 If one received timely notification of a death on Shabbos, then Shabbos counts as the first day of shiva. After Shabbos, the mourner tears his garment and counts another six days. 206:5 If he received timely notification on Shabbos or yom tov, and after Shabbos or yom tov the news would be considered delayed, […]
1,324. After 30 Days
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206:2 If the mourner received word of his relative’s passing after 30 days, this is considered delayed notification and he only observes mourning for one hour. It doesn’t matter if he heard during the day or at night; observing one hour of mourning is sufficient, even for a parent. However, mourning practices that one observes […]
1,323. Timely Notification
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205:9 Some people have the practice to fast on the day a Torah scholar dies. 206:1 If a person learned of the death of a close relative for whom he is required to mourn within 30 days of the relative’s passing, even on the thirtieth day itself, this is considered timely notification and the mourner […]
1,322. Delayed Notification
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205:7 The seudas havra’ah (meal of consolation) is brought when the mourner has received timely news of his relative’s passing (i.e., within 30 days of the death), not for delayed news (after 30 days). If the mourner received timely news on Shabbos, he is not brought food and he eats of his own. He is […]