People around the world are familiar with ZAKA volunteers: They are often the first to arrive at the scene of terror attacks, and the last to leave. ZAKA makes sure that bodies are treated with kavod in accordance with halacha. It is challenging work, but someone has to do it. Some may not realize, however, that ZAKA is also called to handle bodies of those who are elderly or alone.
A recent painful story:
Police were called to investigate a home when neighbors noticed a rotting scent. They found there an older man who was several days after passing. His wife, who is blind and disabled, was dying in her bed. Her husband had cared for her and she did not understand why he had not come to help her for days.
“This was very hard. Even for me as an experienced volunteer, I could cry at the utter hopelessness of the wife who had lost her husband and has no idea what had happened.”
ZAKA’s services are essential, and funds are badly needed so that volunteers can continue to do their work. Please donate what you can so that they can do this precious & challenging mitzvah.
This Isn’t Just Charity,