By Rabbi William Kuhn
One of the great mysteries of life is why we become ill. People can be living a perfectly normal happy life, when all of a sudden they fall sick, seemingly out of the blue. We often wonder if there is anything Judaism can do to make us well, to bring us healing. Perhaps there is no magic cure Judaism can offer, but our tradition teaches us that there are a number of ways to find comfort in our sacred texts.
I would like to recommend the Book of Psalms in our Bible to anyone who is ill and in search of comfort, insight or healing. Anyone who is down or grieving or sick at heart could find the writer of the Psalms understands you and offers solace. It has been said that the Psalms are a travelling companion for those in pain. Read the rest of this entry »