Bikur Cholim – Visiting the Sick

Although Bikur Cholim often comes in the form of courtesy visits or phone calls to someone who is just a bit “under the weather”, in a greater sense it includes more serious applications where the person’s recovery is uncertain. In Shulchan Aruch the laws of Bikur Cholim are placed before the laws about end of life, indicating that the more serious application of this mitzvah has life and death ramifications. [Read More]




Chesed (kindness)- But do those close to you come first?

an article by Rabbi Yehonasan Gefen, adapted by TEACH613™