Bikkur Holim and the Synagogue

By Avis D. Miller

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, May 27, 1994

Jewish tradition can enrich the medical care that sick and dying people receiveĆ¢?"it can provide healing with a cure, or comfort if there is no cure. It can also help those who are visiting and caring for these patients discover the best ways of doing so. A symposium given by Adas Israel Congregation emphasizes the responsibility of all Jews to visit the sick, not just "professional Jews," and teaches them how to participate.

Topic: Tradition, Communal Responsibility, Prayer, Emotional Support, Medical Care, Health and Healing

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.24/no.475

Page Number(s): 6-8

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States , Washington, D.C.

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Miller, Avis D. Bikkur Holim and the Synagogue. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 27 May 1994: 6-8.


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