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Terror Strikes Jerusalem: An EMT’s Harrowing Account of the Neve Yaakov Terror Attack

By Yosef Deshet It was a peaceful Friday night after the Shabbat meal when my son and I stepped out of the house in order to go learn Torah together in the local synagogue. A few moments after we left … Continue reading

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Elderly Ukrainian Jewish Man Laid To Rest In Jewish Burial Ceremony After United Hatzalah Delegation Hears Of Imminent Christian Funeral

On Wednesday, an elderly Jewish man with no living Jewish relatives passed away in Ukraine in the town of Bila Tserkva. A Christian burial ceremony was planned for the deceased until a local rabbi heard about the news and notified … Continue reading

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Shani Elhadad’s Inspiration and Stories from the Field

Shani is a 29-year-old teacher from the town of Netivot in the southern Negev. Shani’s motivation to enter the field of emergency first response stemmed from a traumatic incident that occurred many years ago.  When Shani’s brother was just 9 … Continue reading

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Finding Strength After the Storm – Israeli Clinical Psychologist Discusses Aiding Evacuees In Fort Meyers In Wake of Hurricane Ian

– By Dr. Sharon Slater On our first day in Florida, we visited a shelter for people who had lost their houses due to the hurricane. Most of them were elderly, but there were also some young families and a … Continue reading

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Sharing Words Of Torah Over A Cup Of Coffee – Ten Kavod Hevel Sorek: The Story of David Nissim and David Cohen

David Nissim  David Nissim was born in 1952 in the immigrant absorption camp of Tsrifin to a family of Iranian olim (immigrants). He served in the IDF in the Sinai Peninsula during the Yom Kippur war and worked his whole … Continue reading

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An Immigrant Doctor, A Soldier, and His Father, Save A Life During Friday Night Dinner

Last Friday night, a woman choked while having dinner with her family in a well-known restaurant in Modi’in. Her relatives immediately alerted emergency services, and were relieved to see two United Hatzalah EMTs arrive at the scene within mere seconds. … Continue reading

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Sakhnin Gunshot Victim Treated By United Hatzalah EMTs Amidst Ongoing Wave of Violence In Arab Sector

On Monday night, a man was shot close to his home in the northern city of Sakhnin. The circumstances of the incident were unclear. Passersby called emergency services for help.  United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Abd Al Rahman Raya was driving … Continue reading

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I Saved My Sister’s Life Thanks To a First Aid Course I Took With The Ten Kavod Project

My name is Moriah Dorfman. I am an 18-year-old girl from Bat Yam and I recently saved the life of my 6-year-old sister. This past June I completed a first-aid course that I took through United Hatzalah as part of … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Refugees Train To Become EMTs in Israel

Ten members of Uman’s Breslov community who fled to Israel at the onset of the war trained to become EMTs with United Hatzalah in hopes of returning to Ukraine and assist their community.  On Thursday last week, a very special … Continue reading

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Tzitzit Saved The Life Of a Bus Crash Victim

One thing that is always taught to new United Hatzalah trainees is that  “A good EMT is one who can improvise in the field when things go wrong.” This saying held true for Shalom Klein, a United Hatzalah EMT who … Continue reading

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