A family of kohanim would like to attend the unveiling (hakamat ha’matzeiva) at the cemetery for their mother. Are they allowed to enter the cemetery and travel on the roads in between the plots and stand on the road next to the grave (assuming there are no trees hanging over the roads)?

Answer:

There is an additional requirement to those you have mentioned. That is, that the kohein must be 4 amos from the grave or alternatively be separated from the graves by a wall 10 tefachim high [100 cm].

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