Avivit Sagy, co-founder of High Spirit. Didn’t know that cremation was even an option in Israel. Ilya Melnikov

How Cremation Became a Hot Israeli Business

A battle with the ultra-Orthodox community and the daily encounter with death haven't deterred this couple from entering the new business of cremation in Israel

It was a suffocating August day, and the air conditioner in the Tel Aviv headquarters of the Israeli journalists union wasn’t working properly. Even for a lying in state it was unusually depressing.

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