Monday, February 24, 2014

Halocho #1293 - Sitting while Visiting the sick

When visiting the sick who is lying on the floor, one may not sit on a chair, in deference to the Shechina (Divine presence) which is above the sick person's head.

If he's in a bed, one may sit on a chair. 

The main point of visiting the sick is to find out if one can help him in anyway, so that he feels he has friends who care about him, and in order to pray for him. 

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 193:2-3

- Danny
Monday, 24 Adar-I 5774

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