Tzedakah – Charity
The Talmud teaches, “Charity saves from death”. A good idea is to place a charity box by the patient’s bedside so spare change can be dropped in. You can create your own charity box by designated a cup or box specifically for charity purposes.
Kindness can be shown in many ways, and we can show this through simple deeds such as greeting others and offering our help and support.
Send a Letter
Throughout Jewish History, our holy sites around the world, are places where Jews come and pray for blessings.
Send a letter to the Kotel
It is a centuries-old tradition to place a note with a prayer or request in the Western Wall, the Kotel. All notes are confidential and private.
Send a letter to the Ohel
Today, people send letters to be placed at the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s resting place (Ohel) for blessing and guidance.
One’s letter can be written in any language. All notes are confidential and private.
Do a Mitzvah
A Mitzvah—a commandment from G-d—has intense spiritual energy. Just one Mitzvah has profound effects and brings abundant blessing to those in need.
Here are a few ideas of Mitzvot you can do:
Charity – A good idea is to place a charity box by the patient’s bedside so spare change can be dropped in. You can create your own charity box by designated a cup or box specifically for charity purposes.
Good Deeds – Kindness can be shown in many ways, and we can show this through simple deeds such as greeting others and offering our help and support
Prayer – Prayer is central to our faith and comes in all forms: silent and spoken, alone or with others. But essentially, prayer is your conversation with G-d.
For your convenience, we’ve provided a few relevant prayers here:
The Shema has always been the most fundamental prayer for the Jewish people. With these words we proclaim our everlasting faith in the eternity and oneness of G-d
Prayer Books – Siddurim
Further prayers and links to different siddurim (prayer books) can be accessed here:
From the book of Psalms written by King David is referenced as a prayer for healing.
Additional Psalms in Hebrew/ English
For time immemorial, whenever Jews found themselves in difficult situations, whether individually or communally, they would open up the Book of Psalms and use King David‘s ageless poetic praises and supplications to beseech G‑d for mercy.
Prayer for Recovery – Mi Sheberach
A prayer for those who are in need of a recovery, as it beseeches G-d to spare the person from further suffering in the merit of the charity given on their behalf.