Courses

Rabbinic Literature

Visiting the Sick: A Talmudic Exploration

Facilitated by:
Rabbi Avital Hochstein
Organization: Mechon Hadar
Visiting the sick is an important Jewish value. We learned this as children, and yet many of us still avoid the actual visit. Illness is complicated for both the one who is sick, and for the visitor. What do we say? How long do we stay? Where do we sit? What is the real purpose of the visit?
 
"Visiting the Sick" will explore a familiar topic from a uniquely Talmudic perspective and delve into the dynamic between visitor and visited.
 
*This course is designed for someone with some previous Talmud study experience, and also for those interested in exploring this important topic.