Photos: Amid Heartrending Crisis, A Source of Comfort and Aid


IMG_4062The situation of our brothers in Eretz Yisroel is dire and terrifying. With the start of the new year, a wave of vicious terror attacks has been striking the heart of the yishuv in Eretz Yisroel, sending shockwaves throughout the country.

Sa’ad Umarpeh, which has been providing aid and health services to the community in Eretz Yisroel with professionalism and dedication, has activated its resources during this crisis, sending its medical professionals and volunteers throughout the country to bring much-needed relief to terror victims and their families.

Thursday evening found a group of Sa’ad Umarpeh representatives, headed by the indefatigable director, Reb Motti Fried, walking the hallways of Shaarei Tzedek Hospital, where many of the victims are recovering. They visited Reb Yom Tov Lipa Neuhaus, one of the more recent terror victims.

From there, they made their way to another stabbing victim from that evening at the Yerushalayim Central Bus Station. The young woman who was extremely moved by this visit reported emotionally, “I missed the 402 bus to Bnei Brak, so I made my way to Har Nof. On my way onto the bus, I felt a stab and terrible pain, but no one believed me when I screamed that I was attacked – until I held up my blood-soaked jacket!”

Sa’ad Umarpeh did not forget about the IDF soldiers, young men who find themselves under increasing pressure and adversity in serving as the first line of defense in this newest battle. Sa’ad Umarpeh volunteers set out with refreshments and a whole lot of emotional support to where the soldiers were being stationed, bringing them much-needed respite and the gratitude of those whom they seek to protect.

That same evening, the hilulah of Chacham Ovadiah Yosef zt”l found Sa’ad Umarpeh accommodating the many visitors to the tziyun with a tent set up nearby with abundant food and drink.

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{ Israel/Photos: JDN}