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The privilege of giving

By Yehudit Tayar
11/12/2013, 2:11 PM

B"H

Having the privilege of working in security and rescue I get to be with the best people.  People who think first of the welfare of others, even before our families - who by the way deserve our endless gratitude for supporting us even when it is difficult.

It is a known fact that when you give to others you get double back.  I can vouch for that because when I am privileged to be able to help others whether it is in emergency rescue, security or just being there for others, it is heartwarming to be able to help someone.

Being a volunteer in Hatzalah Yehuda and Shomron allows us to not only work with the military, with airborn rescue, to save precious lives, but also to have a special program to teach first aid to special groups of people: blind, deaf, mute, elderly etc.  We know for a fact that someone with training how to react in a medical emergency can save a life.

Having the zchut- privilege to live and work where we do is really a blessing.  To be able to give comfort and aid and sometimes to be able to save a life is not something that we take for granted.  To be able to go out and help someone and let them know that we are there for them is a gift from HaShem- from G-d and we are very grateful for this.

We are simple people and as Yosef the righteous said, "I sit amongst my Nation."  This is a great privilge and truly a blessing.  It is always my prayer that we are able to serve HaShem and be true messengers in HIS Name, and that we are able to help protect our Torah, our Land and our people.