|bikur cholim||(bee-KOOR ho-LEEM)|
v. Visiting the sick.
"Bikkur cholim is an even bigger mitzvah than prayer."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb ביקור חולים bikúr kholím, Yiddish ביקור־חולים biker-khóylim 'the commandment of visiting the sick'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
biker khoylim, bikur holim, bikkur cholim
"Bikkur Cholim" can also be a noun that refers to an organization that organizes visits and gifts to the sick.
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