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<I like the kids' involvement for several reasons. It's a lesson in the fragility of life and coming face to face with death. Most importantly, though, it's a noble form of community service--not one imposed by a judge as punishment for getting busted at an underage drinking party.>

If you believe in a Judge, please read this:

These are the precepts whose fruits a person enjoys in This World but whose principle remains intact for them in the World to Come.

They are:
the honor due to father and mother,
acts of kindness,
early attendance at the house of study morning and evening,
hospitality to guests,
visiting the sick,
providing for a bride [especially providing a dowry for a poor girl who otherwise might not be marriageable],
escorting the dead,
absorption in prayer,
bringing peace between man and his fellow, (and between husband and wife)...
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Even an atheist (who does not believe in The World To Come) should be able to recognize that all these actions are pro-social and rewarded by a more supportive community (their fruits are enjoyed in this world).

Note that this list includes visiting the sick as well as escorting the dead.

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