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Tending wounds and distributing supplies: Minneapolis Jews care for a city in turmoil


Dr. Vivian Fischer offered medical care in Minneapolis during protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody there, May 30, 2020.

(JTA) - Dr. Vivian Fischer spent five hours Saturday walking toward Minneapolis's devastation from her home in a suburb immediately outside the city. The family physician put on gray scrubs, her stethoscope, a mask and gloves, filled a backpack with whatever she had at home - extra masks, medical gloves, asthma inhalers, bandages, tweezers to pick glass out of cuts and water, and went to see where she could help.

She found countless people sweeping up the glass on the streets from storefront windows broken in the chaos of Friday night's rioting. Others were, as volunteers, boarding up the s...

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