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10 May, 2007

Question:

I thank you for a wonderful answer and advice. It was really very insightful and there is alot to learn from it.

What is the policy of the web site for questions from men? I realize you will not turn away questions asked by men but do you prefer men not to send in questions since it is a site intended for women?

Thank You


Answer:

Thank you so much for your kind words; feedback such as yours is very meaningful and satisfying.

As for your new question: we are a site geared towards women.  One of the reasons for training yoatzot is that we can provide a direct woman-to-woman address for halachic questions. 

On the other hand, as you have seen, we do answer men's questions when they are relevant to our areas of expertise and when we think we can be of help.  We do not have a fixed policy.  We handle men's questions on a case by case basis.  If a given man's question is one we have good reason to prefer not to answer, we refer him elsewhere.


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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