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

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Women’s Health App

The Jewish Women's Health App aims to facilitate communication between doctors and their patients by providing easy access to information.


  • Outline of questions to ask your doctor before and after an appointment or examination
  • Strong search feature
  • Ability to share articles
  • Easy to navigate
  • Easy to read
  • Ability to contact a Doctor-Yoetzet from your phone
  • Available for Android and iOS

The Jewish Women's Health website, designed for women and their health professionals, is a community service of Nishmat: The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women. The purpose of the site is to clarify issues in the interaction between Women's Health and Jewish law (halachah), to enable medical practitioners to provide optimal care to their patients who observe these rules.

The Jewish Women's Health Site  and App are outgrowths of the Nishmat Women's Health and Halacha Website, The rabbinic advisor for the site and app is Rabbi Yehuda Henkin; the medical advisor is Deena Zimmerman, MD, MPH, IBCLC, one of the first graduates of Nishmat's Keren Ariel Institute to be certified as a Yoetzet Halacha, a Woman Halachic Advisor. Dr. Zimmerman has authored the articles on the site and app unless otherwise noted.

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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.