Tikkun Olam is a Jewish concept of “repairing the world” or “making the world a better place.” It is a Jewish social norm and is embedded into the fabric of Jewish belief. It takes on forms of all kinds, both domestically and globally, as the longing to make the world a better place reaches near and far.
When I was in Israel in September, I saw an interesting site: a two-wheeled ambulance! In jest, I dubbed it “EMT on wheels.” But the idea struck me…those little guys can zip around the narrow streets of Jerusalem in a flash. What a great idea!
A few days ago I heard the “back story” of those EMT’s on wheels. Impressed once more by Israeli innovation, I watched the following video with great interest. What I learned, though, is that EMT’s on wheels is yet another example of Jews and Arabs partnering together to make the world a better place…and they are all volunteers! You won’t hear that on the news!
Enjoy the video!
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