For those of you criticizing the timing of their departure, please tell me how many rescue units from arab countries will be going to help. I'll help you - NONE! The departure time must have been coordinated with Japan. In Orthodox Judaism you are allowed to do just about anything to save a life - even on Shabbat. But sadly, I think these crews may be more for search than rescue.
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