Illness & Healing

Visiting the Sick


Judaism mandates that we visit the sick (bikur cholim), assuring the dignity of the patient and affirming the power of community. When we visit those who are ill, our job is to be present, kind, and ready to listen. To hold space for whatever they want or need to say; to take their cues about what they want to discuss; to let them rest when they need to – these are our obligations as well.