Monthly Archives: April 2023

“It’s miraculous he came out of this alive”: EMT reunites with yeshiva student who almost died from heat stroke during a bein hazmanim hike

Last week, during Pesach (spring) break, 20-year-old yeshiva student Shmuel Vaknin suffered a heat stroke while hiking in Nahal Arugot in the Ein Gedi Reserve. The young man was in serious condition in an area that is difficult to access … Continue reading

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Four Months After EMT Died In Motorcycle Accident, His Widow Follows In His Footsteps and Volunteers for United Hatzalah

 Last December, Yoel Souisa Z”L, a Dimona resident and United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, was riding his ambucycle (emergency motorcycle) on Highway 25 in the Negev when he was struck by a car that carelessly inserted itself into the highway from … Continue reading

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Doctor saves young passenger’s life on El Al flight to New York

Yesterday, on board El Al flight LY7 from Tel Aviv to New York, an unexpected medical emergency occurred when a young passenger suffered a severe anaphylactic attack after inadvertently eating something he was allergic to. The individual, a 16-year-old male, … Continue reading

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91-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Tastes Mufletas For The First Time

Last Wednesday, Mordechai Greenstein attended his first Mimouna, the celebration held by North African Jewish communities at the end of the Pesach festival, tasting the traditional mufletas for the first time in his life. For Mordechai, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor … Continue reading

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Father And Son Duo Rescue Family From Jerusalem Fire

In the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa, on Saturday night just before 9:00 P.M., an apartment building caught fire, causing residents to immediately alert emergency services. David Even, a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, received an alert on his communications device … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Hit By Tens of Thousands of Cyber Attacks

Over the past two weeks, United Hatzalah of Israel has been hit with tens of thousands of cyberattacks as part of the larger hacker attack against Israeli institutions known as OpIsrael. The attacks, which have put a major focus on … Continue reading

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Barehanded EMT Neutralizes Knife-Wielding Terrorist Then Treats Two Injured People, One in Serious Condition

On Tuesday, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Benny Meshulam was on his way to work from his home in Beer Yaakov when he noticed the traffic in the opposite lane come to an abrupt halt. Benny witnessed two young men lying … Continue reading

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A 75-year-old Ashdod choking victim, saved by EMTs

On Saturday night, a man in his mid-70s choked on bread that he was eating for dinner at his home on Nachal Lakish Street in Ashdod. After witnessing the incident, worried family members called medical services for help. Yehuda Akrish, … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah of Israel Hosts New York Young Leadership Kickoff Event at Jojo Anavim Studio

United Hatzalah’s Young Leadership official kickoff event of 2023 was graciously hosted by Jojo Anavim, at his world-famous studio in Manhattan. The event was filled with the highest quality Kosher Sushi, drinks, and friends. The walls were decorated with the … Continue reading

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Two People Saved By Doctor and EMT on Flight to the U.S

Passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 141 from Tel Aviv to Chigaco last Thursday were in for a surprise when not one, but two medical emergencies occurred on board the plane during the flight across Europe and the Atlantic ocean. The … Continue reading

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