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Yoatzot News – Winter Edition 5774

Nishmat celebrated the graduation of Yoatzot in Israel and North America…


Nishmat Marriage CompanionDear Friend,
It's that Shovavim time of year! "Shovavim" is an acronym for the six Torah portions beginning with Shemot and ending with Mishpatim. They always fall during a "slow" holiday period, namely  the months of Tevet and Shevat. During this time of year, there is a custom to review the laws of Taharat Mishpacha. It's also a great time to remind you that both the Kallah and Marriage Companions can be accessed for free! All you have to do is sign up. Have a wonderful warm (and for those of us in Israel,  wet) winter.

Yoetzet Halacha Nechama Goldman Barash, Editor

Yoatzot Shabbat across America - March 28 & 29

Nishmat Celebrates Graduation of Eighth Cohort  in Israel

Back row: Nechama Greenberg, Sarah Landmann, Talya Froelich, Goldie Katz, Hindy Ginsberg, Hila Kedar, Nurit Rokach, Mali Sztrigler,  Nechama Goldman Barash.
Front row: Rabbi Yaakov Warhaftig, Rabbi Re'em Hacohen, Rabbi Yehuda Henkin, Rabbanit Chana Henkin and Rabbanit Noa Lau.

The Beit Midrash was full on December 24 as family, friends and well-wishers gathered to celebrate the graduation of the eighth cohort of Yoatzot Halacha from Nishmat.
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From left to right: Nechama Price, Dena Block, Tova Warburg Sinensky , Rabbanit Chana Henkin, Lisa Septimus and Avital Weissman.

Nishmat Celebrates Historic Yoatzot Halacha Graduation in New York

Hundreds of friends, and family, and numerous rabbis took their place beside Nishmat Founder and Dean, Rabbanit Chana Henkin, in welcoming the first cohort of American-educated Yoatzot Halacha to their historic new place of leadership in Jewish life, on October 27, 2013 at Congregation Shearith Israel, The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York. Read more…
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New Training Course for Mikvah Attendants to be led by Nishmat Yoatzot

Nishmat was awarded a government tender to set up training courses for mikvah attendants across Israel in an attempt to foster a more sensitive environment in the mikvah. Read more…

Question of the Month:
I am a newly married woman and I work  full time. Now that the day ends so early, I have been bringing bedika cloths to work but I keep forgetting to do a hefsek before sunset. Does it count if I do it after sunset? 
Visit Jewish Women's Health Website for information about women's health issues. 

Article of the  month: 
How to do a Hefsek Tahara:
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