Tag Archives: Purim

How To Keep Your Family Safe This Purim

Israel’s national volunteer-based EMS organization United Hatzalah has launched an extensive safety awareness campaign this year in anticipation of Purim. Every year, the organization’s medical teams witness increasingly alarming cases resulting from the use of explosives, firecrackers, and other dangerous … Continue reading

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A Purim Miracle – “It Feels Like I Won The Lottery”

On Friday afternoon, just after 1:00 p.m., a man in his 60s suffered a cardiac arrest in his own furniture store in the industrial section of Holon. The man collapsed on the floor and worried onlookers called emergency services for … Continue reading

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Thankful Family Gives Mishloach Manot To First Responder Who Helped Two Brothers In Separate Instances

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yagel Bar Kama, makes his living as a dog-walker in northern Tel Aviv. Whenever he receives an emergency alert, he drops what he is doing and rushes out to provide emergency medical care to those in … Continue reading

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Helping Others: The Satisfaction Of A Mother, Teacher, And Her Son

By: Deena Horenstein United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Osnat Reuven, willingly devoted her time over the past couple of months to provide humanitarian assistance on top of her regular EMS duties. Already by Purim, just at the beginning of the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Women’s EMS Unit Helps Disabled Children Get Into Purim Spirit

The Jewish month of Adar is a joyful and auspicious time for the Jewish nation, and school children across Israel kick off the month by dressing up in costume and participating in festive celebrations.  Last week, just after the month … Continue reading

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Test Your Car Receive An Act of Loving-kindness

On Thursday, after taking his vehicle in for its annual test in Rehovot, Amir Tzabari, a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, received a heartwarming surprise. Just after he exited the center having finished his test, a passerby asked him to wait … Continue reading

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Send in the Clowns

“One of the more interesting things about being a volunteer first responder is that you never know when or in what situation you will be when you will receive an emergency call. Whenever that call comes, you drop everything and … Continue reading

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Kids of EMS Responders Get It Right On Purim

(As Appeared in the Jerusalem Post on February 28th, 2018)  The idea that people dress up on Purim as something that they hold dear or emulate is not a foreign concept. On the contrary, imitation is the highest form of … Continue reading

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How To Have a Safe and Happy Purim – Purim Safety Instructions from United Hatzalah

Ahead of the Purim holiday, United Hatzalah of Israel has published a list of health tips and safety regulations to ensure that everyone has a happy and safe Purim. Last year, the organization received nearly 3,000 emergency calls on Purim, … Continue reading

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Forget Batman and Superman, Ultra-Orthodox children in Israel dress up as United Hatzalah EMTs for Purim

“The kids look up at United Hatzalah medics as real life role models and superheroes. They are the real life Batman and Superman for these children, people who race to the scenes of emergencies to help save lives.” Continue reading

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