Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
  Page title
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Life-Sustaining

By Rabbi Daniel Travis

The Zohar reveals how healing results from saying Shema meticulously. Every word attaches itself to its corresponding bodily limb and protects it during that day (Zohar Chadash, Rus ibid.).

How does this work? Shlomo Hamelech tells us: “The Torah is a tree of life for those who grasp it” (Mishlei 3: 18). Torah is life-sustaining and when Shema, which is made up of essential words of the Torah, is said properly, each word attaches itself to one limb, protecting it from all harm (Zohar, ibid.).

In recent years, healthy living has become a major topic on the agenda in our society. People spend enormous amounts of money and time on health foods, vitamins, exercise and doctors who practice natural medicine to help their bodies function properly.

While taking care of one’s health is a Torah obligation, our Sages tell us that saying Shema properly should be an integral part of every Jew’s daily health regimen. It costs nothing and facilitates healing for each of the 248 bodily limbs, while also providing extension of life and protection from all harm.

Reciting Shema properly is the best way to protect our health. Best of all, saying Shema comes with a “Manufacturer’s Guarantee.”


Text Copyright © 2009 by Rabbi Daniel Travis and Torah.org


 






ARTICLES ON REEH:

View Complete List

Even Closer to HASHEM
Rabbi Label Lam - 5765

Beis Ha-Mikdash--Taking Things Personally
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5765

Concentrate!
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5767

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Don't Give It Personally
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5770

You See?
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5762

The Tree of Knowledge
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5773

> To See or Not to See
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758

A Spoon and a Handle
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765

Now What?
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5765

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Soldiers or Do-Gooders?
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5760

Open Your Heart, and Your Hand
Shlomo Katz - 5759

A Choice D'var Torah
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5764

ArtScroll

Improving Our Eyesight
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5771

A Godly Minority
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770

Non Prophet Organization
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5761

Exchanging Gold for Copper
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5757



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information