The Tefilah Podcast

How to Daven for a Sick Person Who is Beyond Recovery

May 26, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 8 Episode 10
The Tefilah Podcast
How to Daven for a Sick Person Who is Beyond Recovery
Show Notes

About an hour before I was scheduled to give shiur tonight (5/26/22), I received the terrible news that my rebbi - Rabbi Moskowitz (Meir ben Esther Malka) - will no longer be able to continue dialysis. Because I couldn't manage to take my mind off of the imminent implications of this, I decided to do what Rabbi Moskowitz would do in such a situation: give shiur. I chose this topic for its immediate practical relevance. Please pardon any errors or deficiencies in the shiur, whether due to my hasty preparation (I threw this together around 30 minutes before shiur started) or due to my emotional state (which is evident in the first few minutes of shiur). Perhaps some people might deem it inappropriate for me to give a shiur on this topic at this time. I don't care. I am a tefilah teacher, and if there's any right time to give a shiur on this topic, that time is now.
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר אהבה, הלכות תפלה וברכת כהנים א:א-ד; ו:ג-ד
ברכות פרק ט משנה ג
אברבנאל - במדבר טו:לא
אבות פרק ה משנה כא
ברכוף דף ס עמוד א
בכור שור שם
Ari Bleicher, "Tefillat Shav: The Limits of Prayer as a Means to Understanding its Transformative Nature"
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר אהבה, הלכות ברכות י:כו
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר שופטים, הלכות אבל יד:א,ו
ספר החינוך מצוה תקיב
"How to Say Tehilim for the Sick Without Violating Halacha"
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