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Visiting the Sick

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Healing with a Smile
No frowns, no tears, no gloomy faces. None of that is going to heal anybody. When visiting the sick, your job is to provide a little smile, some hope, and maybe even a few laughs.
Jewish Ethics: Lesson 5
We examine two mitzvas which illustrate how Torah expects us to be compassionate to others. The first is visiting the sick. The second is the prohibition (Deuteronomy 19:14) "Do not place a stumbling block before the blind," which can be interpreted to me...
Practical Parshah—Vayeira
G‑d’s visit to Abraham following his circumcision teaches us some important guidelines in how to properly perform the mitzvah of bikkur cholim—visiting the sick.
The basic laws of how to fulfill this important mitzvah.
The Mitzva of Visiting the Sick... Mi Sheberach Prayer... Psalms and other Prayers... Charity... Adding a Name... Psalms 20 and 119
Meditate on loving-kindness throughout your daily activities.
Meditate on loving-kindness throughout your daily activities
A call from the Caribbean to Canada helps one rabbi link a father and son
A few weeks ago, I found myself walking through the halls of Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Canada, on my way to see a Jewish man with the hopes of boosting his spirits. His name was Aubie, and he was a friend of the Chabad-Lubavitch representative on th...
New national chaplain-training program is launched by Chabad
“When you walk these halls, there’s the sense of complete disconnection,” relates Rhonda R., who has been spending days at a time at the hospital with her 9-year-old son while he undergoes cancer treatments. “Life, normal life, has disappeared. We who are...
A gift distributed by volunteers offers comfort to those in New Jersey area hospitals
For Jewish patients in Essex and Morris counties in northern New Jersey, observing Shabbat in the hospital has become much easier, thanks to a little “thinking outside the box.” Or, perhaps, in it, as part of a program called “Shabbat in a Box.” “In the h...
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