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How to talk about Niddah

How to talk about Niddah

TIMES OF ISRAEL THE BLOGS Tova Warburg Sinensky We talk about niddah. But are we talking about it in all the ways that our community needs? In a recent Lehrhaus article regarding what our community might learn from the pandemic about mikveh governance and niddah education, Mijal Bitton and Elana Stein Hain write: “…as mikveh relates… Read More

Health and Halacha Conference

Health and Halacha Conference

Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center and Mizrachi Canada invite you to join the Global Family Health & Halacha Virtual Conference. Together, let’s strengthen ourselves, our relationships and our health. Conversations with Nishmat Yoatzot Halacha, rabbis, rebbetzins, physicians, therapists and community leaders will focus on our spiritual, emotional and physical well-being- as individuals and in our closest… Read More

Pumping Breastmilk on Shabbat

Pumping Breastmilk on Shabbat

Tues. Jan 12 2021 – 8PM IST 1PMET Nishmat Yoetzet Halacha Rachel Weber Leshaw is a young mom who has recently personally explored and experienced the halachic questions of breastfeeding and pumping on Shabbat. Rachel will talk Torah, science and practical experience with Nishmat Yoetzet Halacha Dr. Deena Zimmerman. Not only is Deena a Yoetzet… Read More

Nishmat Mourns Rav Yehuda Herzl Henkin, ztz”l 1945-2020

Nishmat Mourns Rav Yehuda Herzl Henkin, ztz”l 1945-2020

“There is a table in Gan Eden with three seats. Your grandfather, the Gaon Rav Yosef Eliyahu Henkin, ztz”l, and your only talmid (student) to master your entire Torah, our beloved son, Rav Eitam Shimon, hy”d, sit there learning together. Now you have joined them.” – Rabbanit Chana Henkin at the funeral of her beloved… Read More

International Diabetes Day

International Diabetes Day

International Diabetes Day is recognized yearly on November 14. In Israel, there are over 430,000 people diagnosed with diabetes and according to medical estimates, there are tens of thousands of people who remain undiagnosed. Living with diabetes (a metabolic disorder characterized by high blood sugar levels), requires a significant change in lifestyle, including dietary changes… Read More

Woman to Woman – Heart to Heart

Woman to Woman – Heart to Heart

The Jerusalem Post HEALTHY LIVING / Women’s Health Nov. 2020 Nishmat, the Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women opened its doors in Sept. 1990. A group of English speakers in Israel approached Rabbanit Chana Henkin to open a school which would open the highest reaches of Torah learning to women—and give members of… Read More

Tribal Blueprints

Tribal Blueprints

Nishmat Yoetzet Halacha Nechama Price, Director of Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Study for Women (GPATS), begins her revealing new book, Tribal Blueprints: Twelve Brothers and the Destiny of Israel, with Rachel and Leah, two of the four mothers of Jacob’s sons, joined later by Bilha and Zilpa, Jacob’s “secondary wives.” She brings… Read More

We have work to do

We have work to do

TIMES OF ISRAEL THE BLOGS Lisa Septimus Are our black neighbors comfortable? Do we stop ourselves from making racist jokes and refuse to tolerate them at all? Examining our own conduct is our first step forward I bought my house 12 years ago from a very nice family. They had many friends and seemed clean… Read More

Mikveh: Microcosm of our Global Crisis?

Mikveh: Microcosm of our Global Crisis?

Written by Yoetzet Halacha Atara Eis, Director of Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center and U.S. Yoatzot Halacha Fellows Program Imagine you’re on business or vacation in an exotic location, and you’re scheduled to immerse in the mikveh. You have one problem – no access to a kosher man-made mikveh for immersion. Perhaps you call me, a… Read More