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Yoatzot News – Rosh HaShana Edition 5774

Dear Reader,
We are excited to be launching our first English newsletter for the community of Yoatzot and those who are interested in what the Yoatzot are doing. Your input is extremely important as we fine tune the content and format. Please let us know what you think!
Shana Tova,
Nechama Goldman Barash, Editor (and Yoetzet) of the newsletter

First American Cohort of Yoatzot Certified

This summer Nishmat graduated its tenth cohort of nine women in Israel and first cohort of five women in the USA.
Fourteen new Yoatzot bring the number of certified Yoatzot up to 85 women serving communities in Israel, England and the United States. Read More…

Dr Deena ZimmermanLauren Levin, England's first ever official yoetzet halacha led a seminar on “Women’s Health and Halacha” at Finchley Synagogue in July. The keynote speaker was veteran yoetzet Dr. Deena Zimmerman (pictured above). The event attracted over 150 participants and topics ranged from pregnancy to domestic abuse to contraception.
What is a Yoetzet Halacha? 
Yoatzot Halacha, or Women Consultants in Jewish Law, are women certified by a panel of Orthodox rabbis, to be a resource for women with questions regarding Taharat Hamishpachah (an area of Jewish Law that relates to marriage, sexuality and women's health). Read more…
Golda Koschitzky Women's Halachic Hotline
Israel: +972-(2)-640-4343 
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Translation into French underway
Question of the Month:
Help! I need to go the mikvah on Friday night following two days of Rosh Hashana! When do I prepare?
Visit Jewish Women's Health Website for information about women's health issues. 

Article of the  month: 
Fasting and breastfeeding. 
Read more….

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