Hasidic women EMTs featured in new documentary

Filmmaker Paula Eiselt’s documentary “93 Queen” follows a group of Hasidic women forming their own volunteer EMT service


By EMS1 Staff

NEW YORK — A new documentary highlights a group of Hasidic women forming their own volunteer EMT service for orthodox communities.

The Muse reported that Paula Eiselt’s documentary, “93 Queen” tells the story of Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a lawyer who fought to create an all-female Hatzolah, or volunteer EMT crew, for Orthodox communities.

“We can have babies every year, but just being an EMT is something we can’t do?” Freier says in the trailer for the documentary.

Hatzolahs are normally made up entirely of men, but Orthodox women are technically not allowed to be touched by men who are not part of their family.

Freier’s journey from 2013 to now to create an all-women EMT corps was prompted by this rule.

“If someone is invading your privacy, and you’re a woman, you want that person to be a woman,” she said.

Watch the full trailer below.

 

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