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 halacha (Jewish law) as well as much interesting background and historical information.
Special attention has been given to distinguish between what is halacha, what is 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 Torah, ''All its ways are pleasant.'' (Mishlei 3:17) By Meira Svirsky