VIDEO: Ezras Nashim Interview On PIX11 News

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Recently, Ezras Nashim members were interviewed on PIX 11’s Girl Talk show, to discuss the challenges they face from the opposition in the community.

Famously,Ezras Nashim filed a request for a Certificate of Need allowing them to operate an ambulance in Boro Park and Kensington. As explained by Ezras nashim founder Hon. Ruchie Freier, the organization wants an ambulance in order to enable them to expand their services and treat the growing needs of local women more effectively.

Ultimately, the request was not approved. According to the agency, the reason boils down to the failure of either side to produce a majority vote to either pass the motion or deny it. The case will now move up to the Albany State Council for a decision.

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43 COMMENTS

  1. I really hope that Ezras Nashim shuts down. What a bunch of cowards. Women who want to be EMTs or paramedics should join Hatzala whether the Hatzala leaders like it or not. If it were suggested, NY legislature would very likely pass an anti-discrimination law that bans Hatzala from discriminating.

    • This has been the root of the machlokes. Women wanted to join, but Hatzola refused to let them in – even to make a separate womens unit, causing women to open their organization. Once you have a separate EMT organization, they would need an ambulance.
      It would make the most sense to join the two, but I doubt at this stage either would back down – unless forced somehow.

  2. I don’t see how people aren’t repulsed by the hypocrisy in a religion that supposedly promotes female modesty, yet requires women to have male doctors and EMTs.

  3. What a shame that precious resources have to be wasted over this. If Hatzalah didnt want to accept them as members that’s one thing. But if Hatzala’s intentions are truly altruistic they would have at least agreed to offer dispatching services and ambulance backup to the otherwise independent organization.

    To all the ladies who work tirelessly for Hatzala’s auction party every year, if you had any self dignity you would bow out and offer your services to Ezras Nashim next year.

    • Thanks genius, for showing how much you respect women by literally telling them what to think, and proscribing them what stance they should take if ‘they have self dignity’.

      • Every time you express an opinion, you are telling others what to think. But I do apologize for my tone, which may have come off a little too strong, and for my use of the phrase “self dignity”. Ezras Nashim is a very important organization, and it’s hard not to get at least a little upset when the usual misogynist commenters appear to support the cause of depriving women of same-gender emergency medical technicians, so I may have gotten preemptively riled up.

  4. כל כבודה בת מלך פנימה sadly everyone comments of these type of articles with thier own thinking remember peoples we have a torah and we can not move a centimeter from it

      • Of cource you are allowed to think. But the idea of ezras nushim contradicts directly with כל כבודה בת מלך פנימה. Remember we are wanna come up to hashem after 120 and be on the right side

        • You are severely misinterpreting כל כבודה בת מלך פנימה if you think it means that women should show their private areas to males instead of having another woman care for them.

        • כל כבודה בת מלך פנימה – if you truly believed in this, then please go home and buy your wife and daughter a $100K necklace, rings etc. Something befitting a בת מלך. Anything less than that is apikorses by distinguishing when it applies and not.

    • כל כבודה בת מלך פנימה OK…but what does that mean? How do you define “a centimeter?”
      We’ve taken one line of Tehillim and spun a myriad of chumras from it.
      How does this mean that women shouldn’t be EMTs (or nurses or doctors, for that matter)?
      What do you think we should do with Ezras Nashim?

  5. There is nothing wrong with what they want. They shouldn’t be denied.

    At the same time, we have to live in reality, to say they won’t help men if need be, is wrong.
    They should be part of hatzalah.
    If they have a male who needs help, they will say it is a male, like they do anyways, and send a male hatzalah. If it is a female, they will say female. If there are no females in the area, and they should be tracked by their vehicles, then the men know to come help. She can refuse treatment by them, but she would be a chosid shoteh.

    The same for if only a woman is available to treat a man. She still needs to treat him.

  6. There ought to be an in-depth poll of women if they are or aren’t ok and comfortable with Ezras.
    If yes, then get the show on the road . No need to cave to the establishment.

  7. this is NOT OK!!!!!! How could people be apposed to saving lives and making women more comfortable when injured or in need of help??? these are amazing women!!!!!! How can these men be against their wives, or women that could possibly save the lives of their wives, mothers, sisters and children?? this is going back to the 19th century where women couldn’t vote!! stop being sexist!!!!!!!!!!! your stereotyping women into these poor, helpless creatures that cook kugel all day when they can save your lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Moshe,
      I agree with you, you misunderstood my point.
      Actually, from my conversations, a lot of women would feel more comfortable with Ezras ladies. I’m confident they’ll succeed at the end of the day.

  8. I would totally support for them if they wouldn’t keep on running to the goyishe media. I understand that they have resistance within the community and they are frustrated but this is still not the way to go about it.

  9. These women need to be put under the guidance of Rabbanim. I heard in skver town they have a woman’s unit for woman and the men drive the ambulances and wait outside. Something like that can be instituted.

  10. Hatzolah was founded in the late 1960s. That is more than 50 years ago! Not 30.
    They were founded to save lives. These women seem to have an agenda other than saving lives.
    This appears to be about a feminist movement that won’t back down. The interview is not great. There were and are fabulous women doing great things in our community. One has never seen them on TV or at the movies. Something very wrong here…..

  11. Nothing wrong and no agenda. They want to, and are capable of doing Hatzalah work and lots of women agree. Not only men have the right to run to media and local news stations , as they’ve done so much in the past.

  12. I frequently don’t understand women however I can understand that a woman would be more comfortable being treated by a female EMT for some health issuers than by her husband’s chavrusa who’s in Hatzolah

  13. Chinky and Mark , the people creating chilul Hashem are the men . They hired lawyers to stop Ezras Nashim and their actions are causing chilul Hashem . Put the blame where it belongs and stop trying to silence women with bogus accusations

  14. Ezras Nushim wants to have the right to provide Ambulance service which requires board approval. Ezras Nushim has bad mouthed Hatzalah because they don’t allow female members. Four of the members of the board are Hatzalah members and Hatzalah has petitioned the board to deny Ezras Nushim Ambulance status.
    Ezras Nushim cane still provide first aid service they just have to call FDNY if they have to transport someone to the hospital as they are currently doing.
    Ezras Nushim must show there is a need for their service and with the majority of us being over weight, I don’t think they can take a 300 pound patient down a flight of stairs. Many of the building in their area of operations have no elevator. They will have to call the FDNY so why give them these rights

    • You keep quoting the same line about EN not being able to take a 300 pound patient down a flight of stairs, as though they invented female EMTs. There have been women EMTs for decades, and they get the job done.

    • Abbas_S- Your reasoning is flawed. My wife is part of EMS (Not ezras nashim) and is able to assist in transporting a 600lbs man down a flight of stairs. Plus, as patients become larger, FDNY is called to assist. This has nothing to do with women, but any EMT.

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