Deuteronomy 18:11 "There shall not be found among you... a necromancer"

HaShem is the Master of all life.

A skilled scientist may be able to reconstruct the body of a small fly, but he is still unable to give it life.

The Torah draws a clear line between the living and the dead, and does not wish us to try to contact those that are not alive.

We can, read about and learn from the deeds of people who have passed away. We have many books about the lives of our great Rabbis from previous generations. Your parents can surely tell you stories about members of your own families who lived many years before you were born.

There are some people who mistakenly think they can communicate with the dead through seances or meditation.

A "necromancer" is someone who claims that he can contact the dead. The Torah forbids the use of such methods.

This Mitzvah forbids us from trying to contact or seek information from those who are already dead.