Thursday, August 13, 2015

Visiting a Holeh on Shabbat

Visiting a Holeh on Shabbat
Day: Thursday
Date: August 13, 2015
Parshat: Ri'eh
Yalkut Yosef: O"H 328

It is permissible to arrange for "Misheberah" to be said in the shul on Shabbat for the benefit of a sick person. However the words "Shabbat Hi Melizok Urefuah Kerovah Lavo" should be said instead of refuah shelema. It is even permissible to pray for the recovery of a non Jew. However, if the non Jew is an idolator the prayer should be that he repent from his ways and be healed. It is also permissible for anyone, even a softhearted person who will be affected by the Holeh's suffering, to visit a Holeh on Shabbat. However here too the visitors should say "Shabbat Hi Melizok Urefuah Kerova Lavo" instead of saying refuah shelema.

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