A directive on the wall in a Haredi neighborhood
The woman had refused to tell anyone she had given birth to the baby Saturday morning, while her husband was at synagogue, because she did not want to break her vow of silence.
She had pledged not to speak until Shabbat ended Saturday night.
The couple's rabbi called Hatzalah emergency medical services that afternoon after the father, realizing his wife had given birth, asked for his rabbi's blessing when he went back to synagogue for afternoon prayers.
"When I thought the baby's life was endangered, I decided to call the police," said Hacohen.