Monday, December 8, 2008

Visiting the sick, and being sensitive to their needs


A nuance in the mitzvah of visiting the sick:

"One should not visit ill people who have bowel ailments, or eye pain or headaches: Bowel ailments because the ill person will be embarrassed before the visitor, and eye pain or headaches because conversation is painful for someone in that condition."

(Talmud, Nedarim 41a)

Have a great day,

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