Outside of our synagogue on Yom Kippur, someone fainted and a doctor present decided to call an ambulance. At that time, there were multiple people present and one phone.
Should people have jumped to "grab the mitzvah" and be the one to call emergency services? Or would it have been better for the individuals involved to be passive and wait for someone else to make the call?
In other words, is making such a call
- a mitzvah to grab?
- something to do only if that is the only solution?
- something to be avoided unless really needed?
- something else?
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