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 (halacha), to enable medical practitioners to provide optimal care to their patients who observe these rules.
The Jewish Women’s Health Site grew out of the Nishmat Women’s Health and Halacha Website, www.yoatzot.org. The site’s founding rabbinic advisor was Rabbi Yehuda Henkin z”l, the rabbinic advisor is Rabbi Kenneth Auman, and 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 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.