1,282. Propriety en route to the Cemetery

198:9 Nowadays, it is assumed that every Jew has learned some Written Torah and some Oral Torah. Therefore, when one dies, we even stop studying Torah to escort him. When it comes to a woman or a child, the custom is not to be so strict that we stop Torah study for the funeral procession. We never interrupt the Torah study of schoolchildren; we would not do so even to rebuild the Temple.

198:10 Men and women should not mingle on their way to the cemetery and all the more on their way back.

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