Even the smallest are never forgotten

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Pilots turn back for cancer patient

WHEN 11-year-old cancer patient Inbar Chomsky was removed from an El Al flight because she couldn’t find her passport, she was devastated and thought that was the end of her journey. Turns out, it was just the beginning.Chomsky was among 30 Israeli children flying from Tel Aviv to New York City to visit Camp Simcha, a summer camp for ill youngster. Rabbi Yaakov Pinsky, director of Chaiyanu, Chai Lifeline’s Israel branch, said the children went through a pre-flight medical examination and boarded the plane as the airline staff collected passports.

Unfortunately, they couldn’t find Chomsky’s, and a desperate search effort was undertaken. “No one could find Inbar’s passport,” Pinsky wrote in The Yeshiva World News. “Our staff looked high and low, in and under every seat and seat pocket. No passport was found. The flight attendants immediately called the ground crew to help them locate the lost passport. The airport was alerted, and they too searched everywhere from the boarding gate to the El Al aircraft.

“Time was passing fast and the flight needed to depart … After 25 minutes of pulling apart the aircraft, the crew admitted defeat. El Al had no choice but to tell Inbar that she could not fly.” Elad Maimon, program co-ordinator of the Israeli branch of Chaiyanu, said: “Everyone was in shock, no one knew what to do. Taking a little girl off a flight is unheard of, and especially when that girl is sick and has already endured enough hardship. The airline personnel had tears in their eyes. They approached Inbar in the terminal. They bought her water, cried with her.”

As the plane neared the runway they were notified her passport had been found in another child’s backpack. The plane sat for half an hour and the crew tried to get in touch with the airport staff and find the girl. At last they were successful, and the pilots turned the plane around and picked her up at the terminal.

“Her dream came true,” Pinsky said. “Those of us on the plane experienced something as well. Instead of the hostility that usually greets a plane delay, there were cheers and tears on that El Al plane, flight 007.”El Al said it was thrilled to help Chomsky’s dream come true.

Planes rarely return to the gate after departing,” a spokesperson told the Times of Israel. “El Al was honoured and proud to help Inbar’s dream to go to the camp in the US come true. We wish Inbar full recovery and health”

Matthew 19:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

9 comments

  1. 1
    LC Robohobo growls and barks:

    That kind of open heart is what I have always found in Israel. I have lived there twice. I must note I am not a Jew but a Christian. The attitude there is infectious.
    :em01:

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    Matthew 19:14 King James Version (KJV)

    14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

    *elbow nudge* *elbow nudge* Wrong Testament. *elbow nudge* *elbow nudge*

  3. 3
    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches says:

    Wrong Testament.

    ?

  4. 4
    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    Stuff like this gives me hope for Humanity. ProgNazi’s need not apply.

  5. 5
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. @ #:

    The Gospel of Matthew is a book of the New Testament – i.e., a Christian text. The kid in question appears to be Jewish: the odds of her coming unto Jesus are probably remote, at best.

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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Fa Cube…FFS man……………. :em08: ,

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    readerjp growls and barks:

    You see, this is what Judaism is about. If I had to sum it up in 1 word, it would be “kindness.” Of course the media doesn’t cover ALL the Syrians that Israel is treating medically, nor does it publicize the organization that brings children with heart problems from all over the Middle East – even from “enemy” countries like Egypt, Iraq, etc. for FREE donated surgery by volunteer cardiac surgeons. EXCELLENT cardiac surgeons. There are a million cases like this, but all you hear about is “the poor Palestinians” “Israeli oppression” and “genocide.” When there’s a natural disaster like an earthquake or a tsunami, the Israeli teams are the first international ones on the scene. They are STILL in Haiti, when everyone else has already forgotten.

    Thank you, Brendan, for bringing this story to light. If a Jew does it, the public doesn’t believe it.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    readerjp says:

    You see, this is what Judaism is about. If I had to sum it up in 1 word, it would be “kindness.”

    Very true. As is Christianity, the true kind. Because they are not apart, the two. Judaism is the foundation upon which the Christian Church rests. Without Judaism there would BE no Christianity. Part the two, pull Judaism, the Torah out, and the whole building crumbles.

    We are brothers and sisters, and we will stand and fight together or we will be crushed apart.

    We are one, and an offense to one of us is an offense to all of us. And G-d, H’shem, will NOT be an impartial judge in that struggle.
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    harryrjenks growls and barks:

    Excellent story. For my part, I don’t care who’s a Jew and who’s a Christian. These folks are loving caring people. Now contrast that with the folks our unbeloved dictator would embrace. Muslims are the folks who would rape, murder and behead this same child. One side gives life and one side takes it. American Liberals are on the side taking life and it makes me sick.