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Trailblazing womens educator to light Independence Day torch

Rabbanit Chana Henkin, founder of program to train female halachic advisers, heads the list of 14 chosen for May ceremony BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF April 19, 2017, 7:33 ...

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Nishmat student, Allison Alt featured in the Jerusalem Post Aliyah Stories

Aliyah Stories: Embracing the Challenge   Published in The Jerusalem Post BY ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN MARCH 2, 2017  When Alison Alt learned ...

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TOI: The Murder of a Young Couple and the Need for a Disproportionate Response to Terror

By Jocelyn Polisar, Yoetzet Halacha, first printed on Times of Israel Blog, December 18, 2015 Twenty-seven years ago, I was among the handful of young women who asked Rabbanit Chana Henkin to ...

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Jewish Link: Seven Yoatzot Halacha to Graduate from Nishmat's American Program

by Elizabeth Kratz, The Jewish Link, October 15, 2015 Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center, a branch of the Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women in Jerusalem, ...

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Jewish Link: "What to Expect When You Are Done Expecting"

Published May 28, 2015, in The Jewish Link NJ, by Sherry S. Kirschenbaum. What happens when a woman stops having children? This rarely discussed intimate subject was the focus of a shiur ...

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CJN: Female Halachic Adviser Helps Women with Intimate Issues

by Lila Sarick, published in The Canadian Jewish News, November 4, 2014 TORONTO — Orthodox women who need to ask the most intimate, sensitive questions about their own ...

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Nurturing our Sacred Space

by Lisa Septimus, Yoetzet Halacha. First published on Times of Israel, October 23, 2014 My email, Facebook, and Jewish media resources are inundated by the many articles and posts ...

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Rebuilding Our Trust in the Rabbinate

by Atara Eis, Yoetzet Halacha and Director of Nishmat's Miriam Glaubach Center. First published in Times of Israel, October 20, 2014 The discovery of acts of voyeurism allegedly ...

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Give the Mikvah Keys to Women

by Rabbanit Chana Henkin, first published on Times of Israel, October 19, 2014 Voyeurism in the mikveh is a grave violation of Jewish law and of the sacred trust between a community and its ...

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