Mashiach: Healing

Hora’ah – הוראה – Teaching

The power of the tzaddik extends to healing the sick:

“It is rules that whosoever has trouble or a sick person in his house, should go to a sage to have him invoke G-d’s mercy for him. This is why we find throughout the Talmud and Midrashim that tzaddikim have always been approached to pray for children, the sick and troubled … This power of the tzaddikim obviously is not an independent, personal power. It derives from their special attachment to G-d.”
“Chassidic Dimensions – Volume Three,” Jacob Immanuel Schochet, p.91

“How, in the chaos of life on earth, are we to keep the holy goal in sight? … Man needs counsel and aid … A helper is needed, a helper for both body and soul, for both earthly and heavenly matters. This helper is called the zaddik. He can heal both the ailing body and the ailing soul, for he knows how one is bound up with the other, and his knowledge gives him the power to  influence both.”
“The Zaddik,” Samuel Dresner, p.135

The power of the tzaddik healing those simply near to them:

“Indeed even looking at a tzaddik has tremendous positive effects and is of great spiritual significance … sick people would be cured just by looking at Abraham.”
“Chassidic Dimensions – Volume Three,” Jacob Immanuel Schochet, p.98


New Testament

“Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Yeshua, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
Mark 5:25-28

“So Yeshua came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Yeshua had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Then Yeshua said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe. ”The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!” Yeshua said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Yeshua spoke to him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him,saying, “Your son lives!” Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Yeshua said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.”
John 4:46-53

“And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch. Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly. And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them.
Acts 5:12-15