this is the second time im trying this and i cant imagine why it would have been rejected so here goes…many times i unfortunately recieve a fwd text to say tehillim for such and such. many of these keep on going around in circles and the person is long since better am i supposed to be saying tehillim or not?
btw, if anyone is unfortunately starting a tehillim fwd, please date it
I asked my Rosh Yehsivah a few years ago when this starting becoming a big thing. He told me if possible try to track down the origin and see about getting updates (this is almost impossible to do, he saud if this is not an option, then you should daven for the choleh for a week and the is enough. Hope this helps
whatshaiches: thanx but something could still happen to the person, so maybe we should continue davening.
from what I remember learning, one should not daven for a person who is not sick. I personaly think that when davening for a name recived by text, a week is good. If the condition changes for the worse, the person who started the text will do it again.
Text messages asking people to daven for Yosef ben Rochel (as a joke) should be stopped. Davening is serious thing. Making people daven for no reason IS ASSUR.
ok thanx designing.
agreed, but as designing mentioned, if the person takes a turn for the worse, you will probably get another message. The problem is that everyone is quick to send these out for when they know someone who gets sick, but we never hear any updates. Is one just supposed to daven for them for the rest of time? There has to be some sort of cut off, for all one knows by the time you or me get the message, the situation could have changed for better or worse.
Also, you mention that you daven for them even if they get better, how do you know they have gotten better? And lets say you get a text that ploni ben ploni needs a refuah, then after two months of davening, he gets better (and you don’t know), now since you don’t know, you assume he is still sick and now you are daveing for a healthy person to have a refuah shelaima, and that is a not a good thing and possibly even an eyin hora.
what shaiches: thanx. i never thoought of that.
no problem my friend