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        9/13/2013, Tishrei 9, 5774

      Free Hatzalah Ambulances to Birthing Mothers Yom Kippur


      The Ihud Hatzalah organization will make its ambulances available to birthing mothers on Yom Kippur for no charge. The ambulances will be staffed by non Jews. The organization's Jewish volunteers have been instructed to take their medical equipment to synagogue with them to provide the fastest possible emergency service, given the number of people who suffer from the fast.

      The emergency service's emergency number is 1221 (no asterisk). The hotline staff will be reinforced on Yom Kippur to respond to any medical emergency.