Jewish and Muslim Paramedics Pray Together In Israel Between Caring For Coronavirus Patients

Two Israeli paramedics share a spiritual moment on a rare break during the coronavirus crisis

Paramedics Avraham Mintz and Zoher Abu Jama have been working an intense schedule of responding to coronavirus patients in Israel.

CNN reports the two men are members of Magen David Adom (MDA,) Israel’s emergency response service. They had just responded to a woman in the town of Be’er Sheva. It was about 6 o’clock in the evening. It was the first time the two overwhelmed first responders had a chance to take a break.

Their first chance to pray all day.

Mintz is a religious Jew. He faced Jerusalem.

Abu Jama is a Muslim knelt facing Mecca, with his prayer rug underneath him. 

A co-worker grabbed the photo which is now going viral.

‘Most of the world understand that we have to raise our heads and pray. That’s all that’s left.’

Israeli paramedic Avraham Mintz

That’s the thing about this crisis,

About a virus that doesn’t discriminate.

A crisis that makes us too busy for hate.

This situation that brings out the best in people.

The Daily Mail reports Mintz is a full-time worker for.

His job is to train volunteers like Abu Jama.

Paramedics Avraham Mintz and Zoher Abu Jama work together a few times a week.
Paramedics Avraham Mintz and Zoher Abu Jama work together a few times a week. Credit: CNN.

Mintz told CNN why he believes the photo went viral, “The fact that it is so simple makes it so powerful. I believe that Zoher and I and most of the world understand that we have to raise our heads and pray. That’s all that’s left.’

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