Baby of Seriously Injured Palestinian Mother Nursed by Jewish Nurse


During her entire shift in the pediatric emergency room at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Yerushalayim, nurse Ula Ostrowski-Zack nursed a nine-month-old Palestinian baby from Chevron whose mother was seriously injured and his father killed in a car accident, reports Yael Freidson for Yediot Achronot. Between caring for one child and another, the nurse fed the baby.

“I fed him five times,” she said. “His aunts embraced me and thanked me. They were really surprised, believing that no Jewish woman would agree to nurse a Palestinian baby they did not know.”

The baby’s mother is still in serious condition. The baby is expected to be discharged from the hospital and will be staying at his grandparents’ home in Chevron, where his aunt will continue to breastfeed him.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. Moshe Rabbeinu couldn’t nurse from a Mitzri. So who knows – maybe this will have a positive effect?!

  2. Didnt sarah emaynuh nurse a whole lot of babies when yitzchok was born?
    And I believe there is a story in the gemara where 2 babies were switched to save the jewish babys life (because he was circumsized) and the jewish mother nursed thenonjewish baby and when he grew up he did good things for the jewish people.

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