Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Healing and faith in G-d

 Chovas HaLevavos (04:04) Regarding health and sickness. A man is placed under a duty to trust in the Creator in this, while working on maintaining his health according to the means whose nature promotes this, and to fight sickness according to the customary ways, as the Creator commanded "and he shall surely heal him". All of this, without trusting in the means of health or illness that they could help or hurt without the permission of the Creator. And when one puts his trust in the Creator, He will heal him with or without a means, as written "He sends His word and heals them It is even possible that He will heal him through something that is normally very harmful, as you know from the story of Elisha and the bad water, that he healed their damaging properties with salt 


  1. Kalonymus HaQatanMay 18, 2023 at 2:25 AM

    nice concept, except he is relying on miracles, which were open in the time of Elisha, and Eliyahu hanavi. Or is he saying that even today, if we have enough trust in the Creat-r, we will experience open miracles?

  2. See Rav Yaakov Kaminetsky who mentions a similar point that the Chovas Halevavos relies entirely on G-d wile Ramban says to use nature if you don't get miracle


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