MY CEMETERY GROUNDS HAS ROUGHLY 6 ACRES, ROUGHLY 3 BEING USED. NOW THEY WANT TO SELL OR LEASE THE 3 REMAINING NOT BEING USED. WHAT IS THE LAW ON THIS?

Answer:

Provided that there are not graves situated in the area not being used, there is no problem in selling the area.

Sources: Many authorities write with great stringency concerning selling a graveyard when this would mean the relocation of graves. However, if there are no graves in the area, yet the area has been set aside as a cemetery, there is no prohibition in selling it. See, for instance, Daas Cohen 203.

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