46. Lifecycle VIII: Sickness

Outline of Lesson:

1. Introduction
2. Spiritual vs. Physical Illness
          a. Sickness as an Impetus to Repentance & Self Betterment.
          b. Sickness is not only a message for the sick.
3. Visiting the Sick
4. Nature of the Mitzvah: Rabbinic or Biblical?
          a. Rabbinic?
b. Biblical?
5. Spiritual Purpose of the Mitzvah
          a. Spiritual Purposes
          b. For the Patient
          c. For the Visitor
6. Practical Reasons for the Mitzvah
          a. Physical Needs
          b. Emotional Needs
7. Who is Called Sick?
8. Guidelines for Visiting the Sick