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Dreams: A New Reality…and the Women Left Behind

Shayna Goldberg

MAY 25, 2019, 11:37 PM

Did you ever have a dream that became a reality?

When I was in 11th grade, I first heard about the concept of yoatzot halacha(halachic advisers). At the time it was just that: A concept. An idea. A dream. A vision that Rabbanit Chana Henkin of Midreshet Nishmat had to train women both in Hilchot Niddah (the laws of family purity) and in intersecting topics in women’s health so that they would be equipped to answer questions from other women who might feel more comfortable talking to their own peers about these sensitive issues.

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