From AJWS Education Model, "The Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic"
This is a very frequently cited Talmud text because of the connections it draws between ethical behavior and the Divine. Why do you think the text uses the examples it does for ethical conduct (clothing the naked, visiting the sick, comforting the mourner, and burying the dead)?
What are the implications of the Messiah being found tending to the bandages of the poor lepers?
Does it diminish the significance of the Messiah's work that he's prepared to leave at a moment's notice?
How does the Shulkhan Arukh's rationale for not visiting during the first and last three hours of the day differ from the Rambam's? What differences in priorities and values might explain this distinction?
Why would visiting the sick person but not praying for him/her negate the fulfillment of the mitzvah of visiting the sick person? What does this say about the purpose of visiting the sick person?
What is this series of stories suggesting about the nature of illness?
What power is attributed to visiting the sick?
What do you think is the meaning of the repeated exchange: "Are your sufferings welcome to you?