17 April 2013

First responders are Jewish heroes, even when they're not Jewish

Words are almost superfluous here: the title says it all: "Why first responders are Jewish heroes. The author is noting the response to the Boston bombings: many people rushed towards the scene of the explosions, when the instinct is run away from it.

What the writer, Shai Held, is arguing is that, whether they know it or not, whether they are Jewish or not, first responders are "walking in God's way". To understand what he means by this, you should read the 3rd, 4th and 5th paragraphs of his article.

By: Brian Goldfarb