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I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Rabbanit Henkin, founder and Dean of Nishmat, one of today’s most acclaimed Jewish educators and a leader in re-drawing the landscape of Torah leadership and scholarship for women. She has headed Nishmat’s beit midrash for thirty years, where her legendary, infectious love of Torah inspires generation after generation of students. Together with her husband, noted halachic authority Rav Yehuda Henkin ztz”l, Rabbanit Henkin created the unique role of Yoatzot Halacha, experts in women’s health and Jewish law, to address women’s questions in taharat hamishpacha and women’s health.
In this week’s episode, the Rabbanit and I discuss women’s learning, how Nishmat came to be, and the role of a yoetzet halacha in regard to taharat hamishpacha.