Muslim And Jewish Paramedics Pause to Pray Together in Powerful Photo | 22 Words

A Muslim and a Jewish paramedic were recently seen pausing to pray together outside of their ambulance during a break, and it's one of the most touching things you'll ever see.

Religion is a thing that cements so many lives...

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But sadly, it is also the thing that can come between these many lives.

Because there are so many religions in the world...

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All of the different beliefs and values can easily, and very sadly, create conflict.

Wars, suffering, and death have come from the conflict of religions...

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Which, at the end of the day, is not what religion is about at all.

Religion is about finding peace and harmony...

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And it is also about uniting one another, especially in difficult times like these.

Living through this global pandemic has been terribly hard for all of us...

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And now, more than ever, people have been turning to their faith to get through the turmoil of being kept apart from or losing their loved ones.

But, in more recent times...

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A photo of 2 Muslim and Jewish paramedics praying together has truly captured the hearts of the world.

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The photo was taken earlier this year...

And it shows 2 paramedics in the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva taking a small break after attending to an elderly woman with respiratory problems.

Isreal has had a very difficult time with the pandemic...

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With more than three-thousand tragic deaths being recorded in the country alone.

Avraham Mintz and Zoher Abu Jama have worked as first responders together throughout the pandemic as members of Magen David Adom (MDA), the country’s emergency service.

After attending to their patient, the pair took the opportunity to pray, so Mintz, who is Jewish, put his black and white prayer shawl around his shoulders and stood facing Jerusalem. Abu Jama, an observant Muslim, knelt on his maroon and white prayer rug facing Mecca.

Here is the touching photo:

Mintz, a full-time MDA worker who trains volunteers, spoke to CNN about the incredible response, saying: "The fact that it is so simple makes it so powerful. I believe that Zoher and I and most of the world understand that we have to raise our heads and pray. That’s all that’s left. Everyone is afraid of the virus. So are we, but we have the belief that everything is under the control of God, blessed be He. We both believe this."

Abu Jama, a volunteer who left his job as a driving instructor to help the service as much as possible, spoke about his relationship with Mintz and his own beliefs, saying:

"In terms of belief and personality we believe in the same things and we have something in common. I believe he is a person that gives and takes the feeling of honor and that is important. I believe that God will help us and we will get through this. We should all pray to God to get us through this, and we will get through this world crisis."

Their positivity and bravery during the pandemic are truly inspiring...

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And our world certainly needs more people like these valiant men. For more inspiring stories, read on...