NEW YORK (AP) — Most Orthodox Jewish women avoid touching men except
direct relatives. They don't sit next to men on buses or even at
weddings. They have separate swimming hours at indoor pools. But for an
emergency birth, Orthodox Jewish women will usually turn to the all-male
volunteer ambulance corps known as Hatzolah.
group of women in one of the country's largest Orthodox Jewish
communities is proposing to join up with Hatzolah as emergency medical
technicians to respond in cases of labor or gynecological emergencies.
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