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Can a Kohen visit a relative’s grave?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

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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.]

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  • 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)

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