A Holy Duty
If there is one topic most people are afraid to confront, it is that of death. Many of us, if not most, spend our lives avoiding talking about death. Certainly, not many of us willingly welcome death into our lives.
Yet, there is always an exception to the rule - and that exception is the "Chevra Kadisha", or "Sacred Society". This group of Jewish volunteers do not just briefly confront death - but spend years of their life preparing, sanctifying, and burying Jewish bodies.
What would bring someone to face death head-on? And ultimately - what does it do to a person?