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When a saver of lives needs to be saved: Eli Beer's story


Eli Beer, founder and president of United Hatzalah, saying the Shema upon arriving in Israel after battling COVID-19 for six weeks at a hospital in Miami, Fla.

(JNS)-United Hatzalah of Israel, the country's largest independent volunteer emergency medical response organization, put on an online fundraising telethon on Sunday to support the group's coronavirus fund.

Dubbed "Saving Lives Sunday: A Streaming Event Honoring First Responders and Welcoming Home Eli Beer," the program highlighted the life-saving work of the organization's 6,000 volunteer first responders, in addition to paying tribute to the organization's founder and president, Eli Beer, who just returned to Israel after surviving a six-week battle against COVID-19 in a Miami hospita...

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