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Even HaEzel: Crying Out on Shabbat



One who visits the ill on Shabbat should say, “Though the Shabbat prohibits us from crying out, may a recovery come speedily.” (Rambam, Hilchot Shabbat 24:5) How do we go from. “Though the Shabbat prohibits us from crying out,” to “may a recovery come speedily?”

We know that all the suffering and pain that the Holy One, Blessed is He, brings on Israel and on each individual, is in order to stir their hearts to cry out to God and return to Him. However, the Shabbat prohibits us from crying out. Therefore, suffering on Shabbat cannot stir us to cry out, and therefore, the recovery should come speedily. (Biderech Eitz Chaim, Page 630)

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