This week’s portion contains the Biblical source for the idea that we should seek medical treatment when in need of healing. But if Torah says we should go to doctors, why does the Talmud say: “the best of doctors are bound for purgatory”? Clearly this does not mean what it seems to.
First, we need to understand how healing actually works. Also, when should one listen to the doctor and when should one not listen?
(Based on Toras Menachem vol. 16, pp. 100-101; Likkutei Sichos, vol. 36, p. 274; Toras Menachem, vol. 15, p. 16; Likkutei Sichos, vol. 31, pp. 264-267.)