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Tradition Article on Breast Cancer

An article by yoatzot halacha Dr. Deena Zimmerman (director of Nishmat Women's Health and Halacha Websites) and Naomi Englard-Schaffer on Halakhic Issues Presented by Breast Cancer appears in the Winter 2008 issue of Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought (Vol. 41, No. 4). The article may be downloaded from the Tradition website for a $2 fee (free for Tradition subscribers) by clicking here

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