Ultra-Orthodox Female EMT Group Approved in New York State

Ezras Nashim, an all-female volunteer ambulance service for New York's Orthodox community, seeks to safeguard the modesty of women in labor from what was formerly a field dominated by men.

NEW YORK – Ezras Nashim, a women-only crew of Orthodox emergency medical technicians, has received New York State approval to begin work as an emergency medical service. They will be going head-to-head against Hatzalah, a long-established and highly regarded volunteer ambulance company working primarily in communities with large Orthodox populations. Hatzalah has only male volunteers and

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