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

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Rabbinic supervision of yoatzot halacha

27 January, 2007


Hi! My husband wants to know which rabbanim oversee, teach and guide the yoatzot? Who answers the questions? Who paskens the shailos and approves the site? Thanks!


Rav Yaakov Warhaftig is the primary teacher in the yoatzot program and supervisor of the telephone hotline. 

On the website, yoatzot draft answers to the questions we receive.  Rav Yehuda Henkin reviews and comments on the answers.  No e-mail of a halachic nature is sent out without his approval.  He also reviews all articles on our website.

Dr. Deena Zimmerman, a yoetzet halacha and physician, also reviews any questions of a medical nature.

This internet service does not preclude, override or replace the psak of any rabbinical authority. It is the responsibility of the questioner to inform us of any previous consultation or ruling. As even slight variation in circumstances may have Halachic consequences, views expressed concerning one case may not be applied to other, seemingly similar cases. All health and health-related information contained within Nishmat's Women's Health & Halacha Web site is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for consulting with your health care professional. The advice is intended to offer a basis for individuals to discuss their medical condition with their health care provider but not individual advice. Although every effort is made to ensure that the material within Nishmat's Women's Health & Halacha Web site is accurate and timely, it is provided for the convenience of the Web site user but should not be considered official. Advice for actual medical practice should be obtained from a licensed health care professional.

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