How a Jewish Volunteer Medical Service Saves Lives in New Jersey

Since 2015, United Rescue, an emergency medical-response organization based on Israel’s United Hatzalah—which in turn developed out of volunteer ambulance services in ḥasidic neighborhoods of Brooklyn—has operated in Jersey City in cooperation with the municipal government. As an all-volunteer philanthropy, United Rescue receives payment from neither the city nor its patients. To Brandon Fuller, it has been an unqualified success:

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More about: American Jewry, Hatzalah, Medicine

Israel’s New Government Is Neither a Win Nor a Loss for Either of the Major Parties

March 31 2020

On Thursday, when the news broke that Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz had agreed to form a national-unity government, pundits and politicians on both left and right seemed to agree that the incumbent prime minister had managed to outmaneuver his rival. But as details of the coalition agreement emerged, this interpretation began to seem less convincing. Haviv Rettig Gur explains:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli Election 2020, Israeli politics