A Woman's Mitzvah

By Meira Svirsky

Format: Softcover

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9789657227244


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Based on the lectures of Rav Yitzchak Berkovits, ''A Woman's Mitzvah'' provides a clear and beautifully written explanation of the principles, details and practical application of the laws of Taharat Hamishpacha (family purity). Halachic (Jewish legal) sources are given in the footnotes, and interesting background and historical information is included. In order to suit the needs of a wide spectrum of teachers and students of the subject, clear definitions between Halacha (law), Minchag (tradition) and Chumrah (stringencies) are given.

About the Author

Miera Svirsky came to Israel in 1984 after leaving a career in journalism. She studied under the guidance of Rav Yitzchak Berkovits at EYAHT, Eish HaTorah's Jewish Studies College for Women. 

Meira has become a reknowned author and lecturer on the topics of family purity and women's issues in Judaism. She received a Bachelor's of Art in philosophy from the University of Michigan and a Master's of Art in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin.

Miera lives with her husband and children in Jerusalem's Old City