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Coronavirus and Bikur Cholim

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  1. Title: Bikur Cholim
    Author: Moshe Schor ,

    In your shiur about bikur Cholim and the corona virus, you quoted the responsa of Rema #20. With all due respect, you misunderstood the Rema. The Rema's point that we dont find anywhere not to visit the sick when it is a contagious disease, is to prove that there is no such thing as a contagious disease, besides a type of Tzaras which the Talmud says it is dangerous to be in their proximity. Therefore he is saying that it wont harm the landlord if the tenant's wife is sick.The belief of the Rema was that plagues come because the air is contaminated, not because a person is a carrier of germs, which can spread to other people nearby.

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      Teacher ReplyMoshe Schor, 

      You are correct regarding the specific context of the teshuva. However, RAMA has a line where he notes that if there is no mitzva of bikur cholim with regard to a contagious disease you have thereby eradicated the entire mitzva.Hoping that everyone is staying safe Rosh Yeshiva and Associate DirectorRabbi Issac Elchanan Theological SeminaryGlueck 628646-592-4025

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      Teacher ReplyMoshe Schor, 

      You are correct regarding the specific context of the teshuva. However, RAMA has a line where he notes that if there is no mitzva of bikur cholim with regard to a contagious disease you have thereby eradicated the entire mitzva.Hoping that everyone is staying safe Rosh Yeshiva and Associate DirectorRabbi Issac Elchanan Theological SeminaryGlueck 628646-592-4025

  2. Title: Bikur Cholim
    Author: Moshe Schor ,

    In your shiur about bikur Cholim and the corona virus, you quoted the responsa of Rema #20. With all due respect, you misunderstood the Rema. The Rema's point that we dont find anywhere not to visit the sick when it is a contagious disease, is to prove that there is no such thing as a contagious disease, besides a type of Tzaras which the Talmud says it is dangerous to be in their proximity. Therefore he is saying that it wont harm the landlord if the tenant's wife is sick.The belief of the Rema was that plagues come because the air is contaminated, not because a person is a carrier of germs, which can spread to other people nearby.

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