Sunday, December 11, 2011

Using the Torah as Medicine


"One who chants over a wound, reading a passage of Torah… is not only among the sorcerers and charmers, but is among the deniers of Torah who turn it into medicine for the body when it is really medicine for the soul, as it is written (Mishlei 3:22), 'They will be life for your soul.' But one who is healthy may read the verses and chapters of Psalms for protection in the merit of reading them, to be saved from trouble and harm."

(Maimonides, Mishneh Torah Hilchot Avodat Kochavim 11:12)

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