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Woman To Woman

Woman To Woman

By LAURIE NOVICK June 5, 2019, 12:59 pm THE NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK Though our Sages assert that women have a special affinity for conversation, in the Bible (Tanach), men do most of the talking. Even when the Tanach quotes women, it is more often in conversation with men than with each other. Only twice in the… read more

Captivated by Halacha 31 Scholars in 3 Days

Captivated by Halacha 31 Scholars in 3 Days

Riveting lectures and discussions led by some of the Israel’s most highly regarded experts in Jewish law highlighted Nishmat’s annual Yamei Halacha, three days devoted entirely to study of Jewish law. Alumnae joined students, delving into provocative topics such as, Do we want a Halachic State? The Pluses and Minuses of Modern Orthodoxy and What Halacha says about Sexual Assault. Jerusalem Chief… read more

Palestinian Stabs Israelis, and Here Come the Excuses

Palestinian Stabs Israelis, and Here Come the Excuses

by Stephen M. Flatow / JNS.org THE ALGEMINER JNS.org – In what crazy, upside-down world does a Palestinian Arab randomly stab Jews in Jerusalem, get shot dead by Israeli policeman, and then become the focus of an Associated Press article with a headline about Israelis killing Palestinians? In our crazy, upside-down world, that’s where. The latest craziness began when the… read more

Crusade for Justice

Crusade for Justice

Stephen R. Flatow, a member of the American Friends of Nishmat Board and Executive Committee, is father of Nishmat student, Alisa Flatow, hy”d, whose yahrzeit was commemorated shortly before Pesach. His memoir, A Father’s Story, was reviewed in The Boston Globe last week.by Jeff Jacoby, columnist for The Boston Globe April 28, 2019 I LEARNED OF Sunday’s horrific suicide bombings in Sri… read more

What the Talmud Can Teach Us About How to Argue with Each Other

What the Talmud Can Teach Us About How to Argue with Each Other

By Daniella Greenbaum Davis. Op-Ed, The Washington Post April 17, 2019 Daniella Greenbaum Davis, Nishmat Shana Ba’Aretz ’13, is a Spectator USA columnist and a senior contributor for The Federalist. Lately, it feels as though Americans can agree on only one thing: We don’t disagree very well. What’s needed is a crash course in debate, a manual for how to rationally, practically… read more

Nishmat HaBayit: A Window into the Successes of Yoatzot Halacha

Nishmat HaBayit: A Window into the Successes of Yoatzot Halacha

The Lehrhaus By  Rabbi Ezra Schwartz October 15, 2018 | Original article >> The publication of Nishmat HaBayit, an excellent sefer on Hilkhot Niddah (Jewish family purity law) authored by the Yoatzot Halacha of Nishmat, is noteworthy both for what it reflects about the institution of Yoatzot Halacha and for its positions on particular halakhic issues.[1] This review primarily covers matters of more general concern, and offers… read more