This week's parasha opens by severely restricting kohanim, the priests, from coming into contact with death and the impurity that it imparts: only for their closest relatives, may the kohanim interact with death. Last week'sparasha ends with a warning against any involvement with the occult, which is traditionally understood as communication with the dead. The Hizkuni sees a message in this juxtaposition. We all warned against communicating with the dead but the holiest among us are warned against any sort of interaction with death. This is another example of Judaism's orientation to affirm life and living world that surrounds us.