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The Importance of Yoatzot Halacha

The Importance of Yoatzot Halacha

JEWISH LINK OF NEW JERSEY By JLNJ Staff | August 02, 2018 I was gratified to read Rabbi Menachem Genack’s positive review of the book “Nishmat HaBayit: Responsa on Pregnancy, Birth and Family Planning” in your July 26 edition. I too found the work containing contributions from several knowledgeable Yoatzot Halacha to be thorough and… Read More

Bat-Sheva Lerner Maslow, 36 – Extending Fertility, Empowering Women

Bat-Sheva Lerner Maslow, 36 – Extending Fertility, Empowering Women

The New York Jewish Week By AMY SARA CLARK |  June 6, 2018 When Dr. Bat-Sheva Lerner Maslow was in medical school, she tried to find a specialty besides obstetrics and gynecology, with its long, unpredictable hours. But other fields just paled in comparison, Maslow said. It was a good thing, because in terms of… Read More

Rabbi Yehuda Henkin Awarded Katz Prize

Rabbi Yehuda Henkin Awarded Katz Prize

Nishmat Staff, July 19, 2018 In the presence of Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern and several Knesset members, noted halachic authority Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin, Nishmat posek, prolific author and co-creator of Nishmat’s Yoatzot Halacha, was awarded The Katz Prize last week. "For close to 40 years, Rabbi Henkin has made significant breakthroughs in his… Read More

Young Israel of Toco Hills Wins OU Grant

Young Israel of Toco Hills Wins OU Grant

THE ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES By SARAH MOOSAZADEH | July 18, 2018,  Young Israel of Toco Hills has been awarded $5,000 by the Orthodox Union’s Women’s Initiative Challenge Grant. Young Israel of Toco Hills has been awarded $5,000 by the Orthodox Union’s Women’s Initiative Challenge Grant to create the Women’s Seder Avodat Yamim Noraim. The project, which aims to… Read More

Visionary Leaders Lauded for Bringing Yoatzot Halacha to LA

Visionary Leaders Lauded for Bringing Yoatzot Halacha to LA

LA Yoetzet Halacha Ilana Gadish (l) with (l-r) Sarah Emerson Helfand, Alison Anziska, Shuli Steinlauf, Chana Gelb. They, along with Danielle Spivak and Jordan Lurie (not pictured), were recognized when the LA Yoetzet Halacha Committee was honored for its visionary determination to bring a Yoetzet Halacha to serve the LA Jewish community.   Captured on… Read More

How Having A Yoetzet Halacha Makes For Comfortable Q&A

How Having A Yoetzet Halacha Makes For Comfortable Q&A

The 5 Towns Jewish Times July 4, 2018 |  By Lisa Septimus About a year ago my friend was on the Long Island Railroad sitting behind a group of five young religious women who were talking and she heard one of them complain that she doesn’t have anyone that she feels comfortable asking her niddah… Read More

Yoatzot and She’elot By Rabbi Menachem Genack

Yoatzot and She’elot By Rabbi Menachem Genack

THE JEWISH LINK NEW JERSEY Reviewing: “Sefer Nishmat HaBayit: Responsa on Pregnancy, Birth and Family Planning.” Edited by Rabbanit Chana Henkin and Rabbi Yehuda Henkin. Midreshet Nishmat and Maggid Books. 2018. Hebrew. 374 pages. ISBN-13: 978-9655262346. This collaborative work consists of 63 teshuvot on subjects related to pregnancy, birth, pregnancy loss, nursing and contraception written… Read More