Nishmat's Women’s Health and HalachaIn memory of Chaya Mirel bat R' Avraham

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Nishmat HaBayit Research Institute

Machon Nishmat HaBayit was established in 2012 as a Research Institute of Nishmat’s Yoatzot Halacha, with the goal of putting the work of the Yoatzot Halacha into writing. Yoatzot Halacha have been strengthening the observance of Taharat Hamishpacha for over two decades, offering a supportive woman-to-woman halachic response incorporating an in-depth knowledge of women’s health… Read More

MGC-YB

NISHMAT’S MIRIAM GLAUBACH CENTER 2006-2020 America’s Yoatzot Halacha Expanding our reach with expertise and caring hearts. “Hi. Can I ask you a ‘Yoetzet question’?” American Orthodox women have a new way of describing their questions about taharat hamishpachah and mikveh, marriage and wellness. They ask “Yoetzet questions” and they’ve come to expect and cherish access… Read More

Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha Fellowship

“Keren Ariel provided me with previously unavailable halachic knowledge that qualifies me to help women, to contribute my talents to the community, and to be part of the wider halachic discussion. I am delighted now to be able to mentor yoatzot-in-training.” Noa Lau, Program Coordinator and Moshe & Charlotte Green Scholar in Jewish Law. Nishmat’s ground-breaking Yoatzot Halacha program is… Read More

Miriam Glaubach Center

Miriam Glaubach Center

The mission of the Miriam Glaubach Center is to enhance women’s observance of the laws of taharat hamishpacha and bring the expertise and compassion of Nishmat’s Yoatzot Halacha to Jewish communities across North America. Read More

About Us

Nishmat, The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women, pioneered the education and certification of Yoatzot Halacha, Women Consultants in Jewish Law. In Jerusalem, Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha Fellows Program is under the direction of Rabbi Yaacov Verhaftig. In the North America, Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center is home to the U.S. Yoatzot Halacha… Read More

Yoatzot Halacha

Nishmat, The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Jewish Study for Women, established the Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha Fellowship to train Yoatzot Halacha, Women Halachic Consultants, under the direction of Rabbi Yaacov Varhaftig, Dean of the Program. Yoatzot Halacha are women certified by a panel of Orthodox rabbis to be a resource for women with questions regarding Taharat… Read More

Website Policies

This website was founded in 1999 to provide information about women’s health and halacha to women around the world. Rabbi Yehuda Henkin z”l was the founding Rabbinic Supervisor. Rabbi Kenneth Auman is the Rabbinic Supervisor as of December 2020. Yoetzet Halacha Dr. Deena Zimmerman is the Site Director and Medical Supervisor. She is the author… Read More