Askmoses-A Jews Resource
Do angels have Freedom of Choice?
Browse our archives

The Scholar is ready to answer your question. Click the button below to chat now.


Scholar Online:

Type in your question here:

Click the button below to either CHAT LIVE with an AskMoses Scholar now - or - leave a message if no Scholar is currently online.

CHAT or LEAVE A MESSAGE

Can a Kohen visit a relative’s grave?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

Library » Jewish Identity » Kohains and Levites » The Holy Tribe | Subscribe | What is RSS?


PRINT EMAIL COMMENT

The Kohen’s allowance to become tamei for immediate relatives ends as soon as the burial is concluded. A Kohen is not permitted to visit the graves of his relatives, unless it is possible for him to stand at a distance from the grave so that he won't become tamei.1

[He also must ensure that there are no trees overhanging the roads in the graveyard leading to the grave.]

Footnotes

  • 1. See "What sort of contact with the dead is forbidden to a Kohen?" . (http://www.askmoses.com/en/article/665,2066580/Can-a-Kohen-visit-a-relative-s-grave.html)

ADD A COMMENT

Please email me when new comments are posted (you must be  logged in).

RELATED CATEGORIES

Life Cycle » Death » Burial/Cemetery

tamei
Ritually impure.