Foot ailments

Foot ailments:[1]

Ailments relating to the feet spiritually relates to the Mitzvah of charity, and faith. One who suffers from feet ailments should increase in his giving of charity, especially to Torah institutions, and is to strengthen his faith in G-d. One is likewise to exert himself in physical charity, which is in placing efforts in performing acts of Ahavas Yisrael. One can strengthen his faith by learning by heart at least the first chapters of Shaar Hayichud Vemunah.[2] One is also to strengthen his belief and faith in Hashem that He is the healer of all flesh and that he will send a complete recovery.[3] One is to increase in charity by giving several coins to charity prior to the weekday prayers.[4] One is to increase in charity notwithstanding his financial situation.


[1] Igros Kodesh 2/305 [Emuna]; 6/172 [faith and charity]; 9/92 [charity with money and body]; 12/40 [faith and charity]; 19/101 [charity]

[2] Igros Kodesh 12/40

[3] Igros Kodesh 6/172

[4] Igros Kodesh 12/40

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