Re: Bikur Cholim

Eliezer C Abrahamson (
Sun, 09 Feb 1997 12:12:39 EST

In TF V3 #22 Robert P. Sundel, M.D. <SUNDEL@A1.TCH.HARVARD.EDU> asked:
>I am looking for an English explanation of the mitzvah of bikur cholim
>[visiting the sick]: its basis, performance, and implications. Any
>suggestions would be appreciated.

Probably the best English source is Leonard Oschry's translation of the
Chafetz Chaim's sefer Ahavas Chesed (printed by Feldheim). In section 3
chapter 3 the Chafetz Chaim discusses the mitzva of bikur cholim in full.

You might also want to check out a translated Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
section 193.


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