On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 7:38 PM, Cantor Wolberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Acharei Mot is the only Torah portion with the word "death" in its title. As we know, death in Judaism is associated with tamei.
However, as everything must be taken in context, so too, should death. The portion "Acharei Mot" is followed by "Kedoshim".
So the context is much more optimistic than at first appearance. "Acharei Mot" – "AFTER death", is "Kedoshim", holiness.
Death is not the finality; holiness is.
Also the cute quip
After one dies call them holy [iow don't hold any grudge after death]
Kol Tuv / Best Regards,