I'm proud to be a Jew living in the Jewish State...
Unfortunately, during challenging times, it is difficult to see if we, the Jewish People in the Jewish State, are truly fulfilling our Divine mandate.
Thankfully, today, the Jewish State and People got it right.
Kenya asks Israel to train rescue crews
Kenya has requested Israel's assistance to train and set up a rescue-and-relief team similar to the IDF's Home Front Command, Lt. Col. Yishai Malka, head of the command's operation division said...
Since arriving in Nairobi on Tuesday morning to assist in the rescue of workers trapped beneath the rubble of a five storied building that collapsed on Monday, Home Front Command personnel have pulled out two survivors and seven bodies...
The entire delegation has received a warm reception from the locals as well as the local Jewish community, Malkah said. "Everyone has been extremely friendly and helpful, and we have enjoyed their full cooperation."
This is in addition to these Israeli humanitarian relief efforts around the world. (All in all, the State of Israel has provided humanitarian aid to 140 countries):
Israeli Medical Aid to Flood Victims in Central America
Israeli Aid to Kosovo Refugees
Israel Sends Emergency Aid to Ethiopia
Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in El Salvador - January-February 2001
Israeli Aid for Turkish Earthquake Victims
Israeli Aid to Earthquake Victims in India - January 2001
Israel aids Hurricane Katrina victims
Israeli Aid Group Saves Lives of Five Iraqi Children
Pakistan accepts relief aid from Israel
Israel Offers Humanitarian Aid to Iranian Earthquake Victims
I can't think of any better example of what it means for the Jewish People & State to act as a "Light unto the Nations" and to sanctify G-d's name in the eyes of the world.
It's time like these that remind me of how fortunate I am to be a member of the Jewish People, and to be living in the Jewish State.