- November 27, 2001 at 12:00 am #10486
This has puzzled me for some time. Kohenim – Jews who are descendants of the Priests from early temple times – are not permitted to enter a cemetery or come into contact with the dead. Are they not permitted to attend funerals of immediate family? What happens to the corpse of a Kohan? Wouldn’t it also be desecrated?
User Detail :Name : M22284, Gender : M, Religion : Jewish, City : San Francisco Bay area, State : CA Country : United States, December 3, 2001 at 12:00 am #23999
Kohanim can attend funerals of their immediate relatives – which includes a spouse, parent, sibling or child.
User Detail :Name : Sarah28410, Gender : F, Religion : Jewish, Age : 25, City : Baltimore, State : MD Country : United States, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, February 14, 2002 at 12:00 am #16191
Also, Kohanim cannot enter the graveyard to mourn after the funeral of the immediate family member. The corpse of a Kohen is buried, usually close to the outside of the graveyard so that family members (sons who are also Kohanim) can visit the headstone after the ceremony.
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