Halachos and Laws of Visiting Sick

by Rabbi Yosef Shusterman

The laws of Bikur Cholim, visiting the sick, are discussed. The proper way of doing it and what not to do and the benefits of visiting the sick are discussed. The main purpose of the visiting sick is to see how to help the sick person, nachas ruach, and to pray for the sick. It is part of the mitzvah of veahavta lereacha kamocha, love your friend as yourself. There is a reference to this mitzvah when Hashem visited Avraham after his Bris Milah, circumcision.