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Can a Kohen remain with a dying person?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

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A Kohen must exit a building if there is a dying person present. It is forbidden for him to postpone leaving until after the demise.

This obviously excludes those immediate relatives for whom the Kohen may become tamei (see Under what circumstances can a Kohen become impure?)


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