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Burial of Jewish Couple in Same Grave

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Rabbi Daniel Kirsch

Tammuz 27, 5781
Question
Is it permissible for a married Jewish couple to be buried in the same grave, assuming the first to die is buried deeply and covered with stones as a barrier and then the second is buried on top of the first?
Answer
Shalom U'vracha, It is permitted for the couple to be buried in this way, according to Halacha. What is needed is a barrier between the bodies of 6 tefachim, which is approximately half a meter. (See Chazon Ovadia - 1:431 and Igrot Moshe- Yoreh Deah 442-444). All the best!
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