Hasidic Women to the Rescue
In Brooklyn, many Orthodox Jewish women have waited to call emergency services because they know that the Hasidic emergency personnel they can call, called Hatzolah, is an all-male group. Since woman must be in traditional attire in the presence of men, as dictated by the Hasidic community, they have feared to call. Thus, some even passed away because of this dealy. A group called 939 Queens, an all-female Hasidic paramedic team, stepped in to fill this gap. A new documentary follows their journey.
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