Magen David Adom ambulance (illustration)
Magen David Adom ambulance (illustration) iStock

Magen David Adom is on high alert for Yom Kippur, which began at sundown on Wednesday.

As is the case every year, thousands of people require Magen David Adom’s services on Yom Kippur in the face of the heat, fasting, the danger of dehydration, and more.

This year, as always, MDA stations throughout the country will be reinforced during Yom Kippur with paramedics, ambulances, intensive care vehicles, MDA emergency motorcycles and ambulances.

In addition, MDA medics who pray in synagogues and are equipped with advanced medical equipment, including defibrillators, will be able to provide immediate medical care to worshipers who feel unwell.

MDA asked the public to clear paths and allow ambulances free and safe movement.

Hospitals across the country, meanwhile, will be operation in an emergency format during Yom Kippur. Only small teams will be on standby to provide urgent medical care.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Yom Kippur in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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