A WOMAN'S MITZVAH: A Fully Sourced Guide to the Laws of Family Purity

A WOMAN'S MITZVAH: A Fully Sourced Guide to the Laws of Family Purity
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    A WOMAN'S MITZVAH: A Fully Sourced Guide to the Laws of Family Purity
    Based on Classes by Rav Yitzchak Berkovits

    by Meira Svirsky

    Hardcover, 224 Pages
    KTAV Publishing House, 2019
    ISBN: 978-965-722-724-4

    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 advanced "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, what is 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." (Mishlei 3:17.)


    About the Author
    Meira Svirsky is a noted author and lecturer of the Laws of Family Purity and women's issues, among other topics in Judaism. In addition, she has trained many outreach professionals to be kallah teachers.
    After a successful career in journalism, Mrs. Svirsky came to Israel in 1984. She graduated from EYAHT, Aish HaTorah's College of Jewish Studies for Women, where she studied under Rav Yitzchak Berkovits. 
    Mrs. Svirsky 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. Mrs. Svirsky is married to Efim Svirsky, an internationally renowned lecturer and author of Connection: Emotional and Spiritual Growth Through Experiencing God's Presence. They live with their children in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem. 


    Praise for A Woman's Mitzvah
    "A very clear and important book...that covers all aspects of these laws from beginning to end. both the unfamiliar and the teacher of these laws will benefit greatly from learning and teaching from this book. The fact that it has been written by a woman for women makes it into an even more useful book that will penetrate both the mind and heart of those who delve into it. I heartfully recommend this book."
    -Rav Noah Weinberg, Rosh HaYeshivah Aish HaTorah 

    "This book is based on classes I gave many years ago under the auspices of The i Program [and] written by a woman with years of experience both in teaching brides as well as training other instructors...May this work help to encourage and assist women in the observance of Taharas HaMishpachah."
    -Rav Yitzchak Berkovits, Founder and head of The Jerusalem Kollel, Former menahel ruchani of Aish HaTorah Yeshivah