While we face an uncertain present, some people understandably long for the past.

But Dr Tamar Elram, Director of Hadassah Mt Scopus, has her eye very much on the future. Having taken over the important position in late 2017, Dr Elram is overseeing construction of the new rehabilitation centre that will provide, among many other critical care rehabilitation services, much needed therapy for disabled IDF soldiers and veterans with spinal cord and multiple traumas.

“I make a point of going outside at least once a day to watch the tractors working,” she said. “We must remember that this crisis will be over, hopefully quite soon, and we must keep on planning the future for Hadassah Mt Scopus and the people of Jerusalem.”