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 is a physician with a life-long love for Judaic Studies. She received her BA degree 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 Service and TEREM-Immediate Medical Care, 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 is on the faculty of Sha'alvim for Women and lectures extensively on Medicine, Women's Health and Jewish Law at numerous institutions for advanced study. She lives in Israel with her husband Rabbi Sammy Zimmerman, and their five children.
“This is a remarkable volume by a remarkable woman... Ultimately... it is a book about enhancing the quality of Jewish family life.
This volume is an authoritative treatment of the subject, by one of the first graduates of Nishmat, and should prove invaluable to all who cherish the wholeness of the bond between husband and wife and the holiness of Torah Judaism.”
-Rabbi Norman Lamm
Chancellor of Yeshiva University and
Rosh Hayeshiva of RIETS