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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 […]
Types of Blessings
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Blessings: Morning (Birchot HaShachar) In the morning blessings, say she’asa li kol tzarki even if you are not wearing shoes (even on Tish’a B’Av morning). Blessings: Food Food When No One Will Bless You should feed a poor Jew, even if he or she won’t say a blessing on the food. If a Jew is […]
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 […]
1,235. Illness
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191:6 It is prohibited for a Jew to have a non-Jew castrate an animal for him. Some authorities even prohibit a Jew to sell an animal to a non-Jew, or even to give it to him in exchange for half the profits, if he knows that the non-Jew will castrate it. This is because non-Jews […]
1,234. Castration
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191:4 We are not allowed to make a bird sit on eggs that are not of its species. This is considered tormenting animals. 191:5 It is prohibited to castrate a human, an animal – either wild or domesticated – or a bird, whether kosher or non-kosher, both in and out of Israel. One who performed […]