Kohen With Death in Apartment


I am a kohen living in a high rise apartment. Many, possibly most people in the building are Jewish, many elderly. I recently learned that an old Jewish lady in the building died. I never knew her personally. I don’t know exactly when she died or if I was at home at the time. But I went to the shiva and heard she died at home. I want to know for future reference, if someone dies in the building and I am aware of it, do I have to leave the building until the corpse is removed?



  1. I am sorry to hear of the passing of the person who lived in your building.

    Yes, the correct thing to do would be to leave your building until the deceased has been removed.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team