We need a REAL example, and not what the mainstream media or the mainstream-influenced Jewish media is promoting as "Jewish" heroism.
A True Jewish Hero
It was like temporary foster care in a group home.
This facility also hid 87 Jewish children from the Nazis.
And even more secretly, this facility also hid "enemy" soldiers from the Nazis—mostly non-Jewish.
Yet one Jewish soldier (it doesn't say from what army) fled from a camp (presumably a POW camp) to hide in that fortress too.
Someone informed on the hidden soldiers to the Nazis, which sparked the arrival of German stormtroopers to search the fortress.
They found the Jewish soldier.
Assuming this was all they needed to do, the Nazis prepared to leave with the Jewish soldier.
But before they left, the housemother Sister Marie, managed to make a secret request of the Jewish soldier:
"Please do not try to run away from them again," she said, "for they will always come here to search for you, and then the lives of the Jewish children will be in danger."
This demanded superhuman self-sacrifice from the Jewish soldier.
Foreign Jewish soldiers in Nazi POW camps were treated cruelly. And this request came during a continent-wide genocide of Jews.
It does not say whether this soldier was religious at all.
And b'chasdei Hashem, this Jewish soldier survived!
One of those 87 hidden children met this same Jewish soldier after the war.
And this Jewish soldier described how he traveled under the guard of an elderly German soldier, from whom the Jewish soldier could have easily escaped.
Yet the Jewish soldier kept hearing the warning of Sister Marie in his head. Even though he knew the torment to which he was returning (or worse), he refused to endanger the 87 Jewish children hiding in the fortress.
He refused to exploit the opportunity for such an easy getaway.
And THIS is the authentic Jewish attitude toward our fellow Jews.
It's this behavior we should admire, emulate, and see as "accomplished" and really cool.
(And it's mind-boggling and awe-inspiring how he actually managed to restrain himself on their behalf. I do not know how much he suffered by returning to the camp.)
After all, all 87 Jewish children survived—and this Jewish soldier deserves credit for his part in their survival by endangering his own life so as not to endanger theirs.
See the pinteleh Yid, the compassion & heroic kindness exemplified by this lone unnamed Jewish soldier—a regular guy who cared about his little Jewish brothers & sisters more than himself.
While I very much wish to believe I could do the same in his situation, one can never really know.
However, one thing I do know: HIS example is the one to emulate.
His example is the act deserving of praise, adoration, and accolades.
Please, let us always remember our real values.