Woman's Mitzvah
A Fully Sourced Guide to the Law of Family Purity

By Meira Svirsky
June 2007
Urim Publications
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9789657227244
224 pages
$30.00 Hardcover

An education in Jewish law and philosophy has always been both an obligation and a pleasure for Jewish women. A Woman's Mitzvah was written with both beginning and advances "students" of the Laws of Family Purity in mind. In addition, A Woman's Mitzvah was written to provide teachers of this subject with a well-sourced, readable guidebook.

Based on the lectures of Rav Yitzchak Berkovits, A Woman's Mitzvah provides a clear and pleasingly written explanation of the principles, details and practical application of the Laws of Family Purity. The reader will also find in the footnotes sources for each halachah (Jewish law) as well as much interesting background and historical information. SPecial attention has been given to distinguish between what is halachah, whatis a minhag (custom), and what is a chumrah (a stringency beyond the halachic requirement).

It is the author's fervent hope that from the experience of keeping the Laws of Family Purity properly, Jewish women will experience first hand that which is written about the Torah, "all its ways are pleasant".

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