by Deena R. Zimmerman MD MPH IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)
Foreword by Rabbi Yehuda Henkin
Third revised edition
A Lifetime Companion to the Laws of Jewish Family Life was written to help married -- or about to be married -- couples of all ages learn the halachot of taharat hamishpachah, the laws of Jewish marital life. In addition, particular emphasis was placed on achieving an understanding of the interplay between Jewish law and women’s health issues throughout the life cycle.
About the Author
Deena R. Zimmerman MD MPH IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) is a physician with a life-long love for Judaic Studies. She received her BA from Yale University and MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency, chief residency and Masters in Public Health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where she also served on the faculty as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics for four years. Dr. Deena Zimmerman currently works as a pediatrician for Maccabi Health Services and TEREM-Immediate Medical Care in Israel, and is Medical Advisor to the Jerusalem Breastfeeding Center.
One of the first graduates of Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Program as a Yoetzet Halacha (Women’s Halachic Advisor), Deena has written a number of articles related to women’s health issues and Jewish law and lectures extensively on Medicine, Women’s Health and Jewish Law and Jewish Medical Ethics. In addition, Deena directs Nishmat’s Women’s Health and Halachic websites (www.yoatzot.org and www.jewishwomenshealth.org) for the general public and for health-care providers. She lives in Israel with her husband Rabbi Sammy Zimmerman and their five children.