Originally published 5/28/07, 2:18 PM, Eastern Daylight Time
There is a Minhag to Learn Mishnah at a Shivah house. Some of the reasons given include that Mishnah and Neshamah have the same letters.
There is a prohibition for the "aveil" Mourner to learn Torah during the Shivah period
How can one teach Mishnah to the visitors [the menachamim] as per #1 without violating #2?
Note: There are several possible approaches to resolving this conflict.
Kol Tuv- Best Regards,
Rabbi Richard Wolpoe