Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
  Page title
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Life-Sustaining

By Rabbi Daniel Travis

The Zohar reveals how healing results from saying Shema meticulously. Every word attaches itself to its corresponding bodily limb and protects it during that day (Zohar Chadash, Rus ibid.).

How does this work? Shlomo Hamelech tells us: “The Torah is a tree of life for those who grasp it” (Mishlei 3: 18). Torah is life-sustaining and when Shema, which is made up of essential words of the Torah, is said properly, each word attaches itself to one limb, protecting it from all harm (Zohar, ibid.).

In recent years, healthy living has become a major topic on the agenda in our society. People spend enormous amounts of money and time on health foods, vitamins, exercise and doctors who practice natural medicine to help their bodies function properly.

While taking care of one’s health is a Torah obligation, our Sages tell us that saying Shema properly should be an integral part of every Jew’s daily health regimen. It costs nothing and facilitates healing for each of the 248 bodily limbs, while also providing extension of life and protection from all harm.

Reciting Shema properly is the best way to protect our health. Best of all, saying Shema comes with a “Manufacturer’s Guarantee.”


Text Copyright © 2009 by Rabbi Daniel Travis and Torah.org


 

ARTICLES ON MISHPATIM:

View Complete List

Old Memories
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5770

The Details Before the Acceptance
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5773

A Divine Law
Shlomo Katz - 5772

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

The Perfect Blend
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5761

Letting Go...
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5776

Serving G-d with Haughtiness
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5763

ArtScroll

Finders Keepers?
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5759

All for One
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5766

Rule of Majority Rules
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5776

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Are We Men, Or Are We Angels
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5758

Slavery
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5775

Seeing Double
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5761

> Aha!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5765

Incredibly Credible!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5775

It's His Call
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5764

Beyond the Letter of the Law
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5761



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information