Bikkur Holim and Judaism Quotes

By: BJE Impact

“The mitzvah of Bikkur Holim obligates the community to take care of the worldly concerns of the patient and to provide essential peace of mind.’ – Shulchan Aruch 335:2”

“The mitzvah to visit the sick extends to people of all ethnic and religious groups.” – Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De‘ah 335:1

“The Holy Blessed One visited the sick, as it is written, Adonai appeared to [Abraham] by the terebinths of Mamre [while he was recovering after his circumcision],’ and so you must also visit the sick.” – Babylonian Talmud, Sotah

“The visitor relieves the ill person of one sixtieth of his suffering.” – Leviticus Rabbah 34

“Visiting the sick has no limits – even the great must visit the humble, even one hundred times a day.” – Talmud Nedarim 39b