Yoatzot Halacha
Published Books & Articles


A Lifetime Companion to the Laws of Jewish Family Life, Dr Deena R Zimmerman, Urim Publications: Jerusalem, 2006

Mi Dor Le Dor, Genetics and Genetic Diseases: Jewish Legal and Ethical Perspectives, Deena R Zimmerman MD MPH (Ktav Publishing Company)



Ganzel T and Zimmerman DR., Veset haguf – hebet refui hilchati [Hebrew], Techumin 2000;20:363-75.

Breast Cancer

Englard-Schaffer, Zimmerman D., Halachic Issues with breast reconstructions. JME {in press}

Englard-Schaffer, Zimmerman D., Halachic issues presented by breast cancer. Tradition 2008;41:33-52.

Halachic Infertility

Ganzel T. Ethical Consideration in the Treatment of Halachic Infertility. Nashim.

Ganzel T. Zimmerman D. Halachic infertility: Halachic-Medical Diagnosis and Treatment.[Hebrew]. Assia 2009;85-86:63-82.

Ganzel T, Zimmerman D. Halachic infertility: Application before Change [Hebrew] in Kolech: To be a Jewish Woman. {in press]


Chertok, IR and Zimmerman D. Contraceptive considerations for breastfeeding women within Jewish law. International Breastfeeding Journal 2007; 2:1-4.

Zimmerman DR, Goldstein L, Lahat E,, Braunstein R, Stahi D, Bar-Haim A, and Berkovitch M . The Effect of a 24+ hour Fast on Breastmilk Composition.  Journal of Human Lactation 2009;20:1-5.

Sex Selection

Wolowelsky JB, Grazi RV, Brander K, Friedman M, Goldberg J, Greenberger B, Kaplan F, Reichman E, Zimmerman D. Sex selection and halakhic ethics: a contemporary discussion. 2007;40:45-78.

Chuppat Niddah

Zimmerman DR, Bar On E. Preventing chupat niddah [Hebrew] Assia 2006;20:96-100.


Chertok IR, Zimmerman DR, Taragin S, Silverman Z, Hallak M.Implications of endometriosis for women who observe Jewish law (Halakha). IMAJ 2005;7:71-4.