Health & Wellness
The biblical source of the commandment of bikkur cholim offers a clue.
Lovingkindness--the act of caring for others--is a fundamental of Judaism.
Aware as we may be of the importance of visiting and assisting people who are ill, we still have to overcome our fears and hesitations in order to perform this mitzvah.
The importance of this act is emphasized in daily prayers.
A rabbi offers advice about how to perform the mitzvah of visiting the sick with wisdom, discretion, and sensitivity.