The Prohibition of Relating a Death
Insight into the mourning status of a person unaware that he has suffered a loss. Not informing of a person’s passing unless asked; communicating only via implication. What is this prohibition is about? Possible leniencies and methods of sharing the desired information. Mentioning negative things unrelated to a person’s passing. Motsi dibah versus motsi dvar klalah.
In addition to the commentary of the Vilna Gaon, this shiur cites Bais Yosef, Shulchan Aruch, Darkei Moshe and Taz on Yoreh De’ah siman #402, and Teshuvos Mahari Veil siman #13, Teshuvos Shvus Yaakov 2nd chelek, 99th siman, Teshuvos Chedvas Yaakov (Mahadrua Tinyana 57th siman,) Teshuvos Rebbe Azriel Hildesheimer, 1st chelek, Yoreh De’ah 263rd siman.