By Raphael Poch – United Hatzalah
On Thursday evening two emergency response dispatchers from United Hatzalah in Jerusalem went on their shift break and took time out to pray in the break-room.
Both responders prayed their evening prayers, but they were of two different religions.
Working side by side as dispatchers, helping volunteers of all religions save the lives of all people from all backgrounds in Israel, allowed them to feel comfortable praying alongside one another in the same room at the same time. This is not something you get to see every day, but it is something that happens every day at the United Hatzalah headquarters and other places in Israel. The dual prayer was caught on film.
President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer saw the video and said the following: “One of the things not mentioned nearly enough in the media is the cooperation and friendships that are formed by people of different faiths working together to achieve a common goal.
“At United Hatzalah, we have volunteers and staff members of all faiths represented in Israel, working together to save lives. Volunteering side by side, day in and day out, achieves a bond of friendship between people of different faiths that is rarely seen in today’s polarizing world.”