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Does the Mikveh Attendant Need to Watch Me Immerse?

Standard practice at the mikveh is for the mikveh attendant (balanit) to accompany the woman immersing to the mikveh pool. Generally, the woman wears a towel or robe, which she hands to the ...

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Hotline for Womens Questions on Halacha-Jewish Law More Accessible Than Ever

NEW! Extended Hours for American Women Nishmat’s Golda Koschitzky Women’s Halachic Hotline (1-877-YOETZET) – which assists Jewish women seeking woman-to-woman advice on personal ...

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A Yoetzet Halacha in Paris

Nathalie Loewenberg, our French speaking Yoetzet Halacha visited Paris from January 19-22 to promote the role of Yoatzot Halacha. She met with the Chief Rabbi of Paris, Michel Guggenheim and ...

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The Shovavim period

We have just entered the Shovavim period (an acronym for Shemot, Vaera, Bo, Beshalach, Yitro, and Mishpatim). This is considered an auspicious period for teshuvah (repentance), during which we ...

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Study to be a Yoetzet Halacha

Nishmat offers two fellowship programs to train Yoatzot Halacha. Both programs are currently recruiting students for their upcoming classes.  The programs include in-depth study of Hilchot ...

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US Yoatzot Halacha Fellowship

Nishmat is seeking six women with extensive Torah scholarship, deep religious commitment, and leadership skills to fill the fourth Yoatzot Halacha class in the United States. Since the ...

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Yoetzet Halacha Lisa Septimus Hosts Emunah Bat Mitzvah Mission

On Thanksgiving day, 20 Grandmothers, Mothers, and Daughters arrived at Nishmat for a unique textual learning experience as part of their Emunah Bat Mitzvah Mission, led by U.S. Yoetzet Halacha ...

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Nishmat at Championsgate Conference

Two Yoatzot Halacha, graduates of Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Yoatzot Fellows Program in Jerusalem, gave a series of presentations at Yeshiva University’s Championsgate conference this ...

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