Translation:Shulchan Aruch/Yoreh Deah/357

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Shulchan Aruch by Yosef Karo, translated from Hebrew by Wikisource
Yoreh Deah 357

Seif 1: It is forbidden to leave a dead body overnight unless one leaves the body out overnight for the honor of the deceased, [e.g.] to bring him his coffin and burial garments or women to wail for him, or so that his relatives can get there or to send out notification to the cities.