Posts Tagged:laughter

“Just Clownin’ Around!” Medical Clown at Hadassah Hospital heals with happiness

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When David ‘Dush’ Barashi walks up to you in the hallway, he comes across as animated, a cartoon figure come to life. You feel like you’re meeting a Disney character. Perhaps from “Aladdin” or “Pirates of the Caribbean.” His mop of salt and pepper hair and twistable mustache looks like it spawned from the barbershop…



A Lyrical Story from Nahama, Hadassah’s Medical Clown

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A lyrical story by Shiri– Sometimes miracles do happen A&E I pass through the rooms… Here is a dark room, here are a grandmother and a grandfather, here is a mother in pain, here is a young-girl lying in bed, looking at the ceiling not responding. “Bonjour,” I say, the grandmother answers me and the…



Guest Blog- Hadassah Medical Clown -Nehama

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Nehama’s Story Chapter 2 One of the special things I feel about working in Hadassah Hospital is the gathering of people from all nations, ages and religions. For me,- helping two children, one who speaks only Arabic and the other with a kippah (skullcap -therefore a religious Jewish child), to connect and play with each…



Guest Blog- Hadassah Medical Clown -Nehama

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Chapter One: Hadassah Medical Clown “opening her heart” surgery My name is Nehama Perel and I work at Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem as a medical clown. When it was first suggested that I take a medical clown course I immediately said “no way”. I couldn’t imagine myself standing beside a crying, scared kid in a…



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