A Jewish man married to a non-Jewish woman dies. He is buried in either a non-Jewish cemetery or in a section designated for Jews. Can siblings go to the cemetery for the burial or a visit?

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    – mbloch
    Commented Dec 1, 2019 at 10:34
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    There is some lack of clarity in your question. Did you mean "he is buried in a non-Jewish cemetery, either in a section designated for Jews or one for non-Jews"? If not what are the two options you are asking about?
    – mbloch
    Commented Dec 1, 2019 at 10:42

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There is no problem to go to non-Jewish cemeteries, and it is even encouraged on fast days (as a reminder of our mortality) if there is no nearby Jewish cemetery. Per this answer, prayers should not be said if there are prominent non-Jewish religious symbols around the grave.

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