HaShoneh Halachos emails include two halachos per day, seven days a week (emails for Shabbos and Yom Tov are sent in advance). Material is based upon the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, with occasional elucidation from the Mishnah Brurah abd other sources. The text is not a direct translation but a paraphrase into easy-to-read, conversational English.

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1,245. Visiting the Sick vs. Comforting Mourners
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193:10 We don’t visit someone who is sick with intestinal distress because it’s embarrassing for them. We also don’t visit someone whose eyes or head hurt. Similarly, if a person has gotten so sick that speaking is difficult, we don’t visit him personally. Rather, we stay in an outer room and inquire about the patient […]
1,244. A Sick Person Who Becomes a Mourner
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193:8 If a dangerously-ill person wants to perform an act to verify his desire to transfer property (“kabbalas kinyan”), one may accept it from him even on Shabbos. Similarly, if the patient wants to send for his relatives, it is permitted to hire a non-Jew on Shabbos to go get them. 193:9 If the patient […]
1,243. Distributing One’s Wealth
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193:6 The patient should not give away his property, not even to charity, as this would disinherit his heirs. One who does this displeases G-d, even if the patient’s heirs don’t treat him properly. However, if he leaves a sufficient amount to his heirs, then it is permitted. The pious will not sign as witness […]
1,242. Praying for the Sick
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193:4 When praying for the patient, if one is doing so in his presence, he may do so in any language as he is asking in front of G-d’s “presence” which, as we have said, is near the patient. However, when praying not in the patient’s presence, one should do so in Hebrew for the […]
1,241. How to Visit the Sick
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193:2 If the patient is lying on the ground, the visitor may not sit on a chair that is higher than him since G-d’s “presence” is above the patient’s head as per Psalms 41:4, “G-d strengthens him on his sick bed.” However, if the patient is lying in bed, the visitor may sit on a […]
1,240. Visiting the Sick
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192:10 If one person has medication and a sick person requires it, it is prohibited to raise the price above the going rate. 193:1 When a person is sick, there is a mitzvah to visit him. We see that G-d Himself visited the sick in Genesis 18:1, “Hashem appeared to him in Elonei Mamre,” teaching […]
1,239. Males Doctors Treating Female Patients
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192:8 A doctor is permitted to take blood and to feel the pulse and other places on a woman, even a married woman. This includes even her genitals in a medical fashion, since he is not doing it with lust or affection but in carrying out his professional duties. However, if his own wife is […]
1,238. A Dangerously-Ill Person
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192:6 Some authorities say that anything that is only prohibited for use by rabbinic law is permitted for medicinal purposes even if the patient is not in danger and even in a way that gives him benefit so long as he does not eat or drink the item in question. 192:7 If a sick person […]
1,237.The Obligation to Heal
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192:4 It is a mitzvah for a qualified doctor to heal people; this falls in the category of saving life. If he refrains from doing this, then it is considered shedding blood. This applies even if a sick person has another doctor because the patient may not necessarily merit to be healed by just anyone […]
1,236. Should One Call a Doctor?
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192:2 Rabbi Pinchas bar Chama expounded that one who has a sick person in his house should go to a Torah scholar and ask him to pray for mercy on his behalf as per Proverbs 16:14, “The wrath of a king is like messengers of death but a wise man will pacify it.” We are […]