Monthly Archives: August 2013

Who is My Client?/Roxanne Abrams,MS,NCC

One of the fundamentals of my work in couples therapy begins with this critical question, and it is one which, I believe, underlies the importance of doing clinical work as a part of exploring options in a marriage. At the … Continue reading

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Divorce and the “Big Stick”/ Rabbi Martin Rosenfeld

Michael Goodwin, a syndicated columnist, once wrote a piece in which he accused President Obama of getting the teaching of President Teddy Roosevelt backwards. He accused him of being soft on dictators and international critics and having a “Big Stick” … Continue reading

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Move De Line: Agunot and Shalom Bayit/Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran

(Editor’s Note: Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran serves as vice president of communications and marketing of the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth Division. His most recent book is “Mediations at Sixty: One Person, Under God, Indivisible,” published by KTAV Publishing House. He is … Continue reading

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Please Listen to Little Yankie/ Rabbi Yakov Horowitz

In his classic poem, The Rainbow, William Wordsworth coined the phrase, “The child is father of the man.” Those famous words are the subject of much discussion as they are open to a wide range of interpretations. Perhaps the most … Continue reading

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The Beth Din and You/Rabbi Martin Rosenfeld

A Beth Din is a religious Court. Many people assume a Beth Din may only issue a Get and has no other function. This is not true. Many Beth Din organizations deal with commercial and family law disputes. A couple going through … Continue reading

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Divorce and Professional Assistance/Rabbi Martin Rosenfeld

An article by Andra Bush appeared at Mediate.Com last year on asking for help when going through divorce. The article reminds us that we are never alone in our transitional periods if we learn to ask for help. Among the … Continue reading

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My Decision to Become a Beth Din Administrator/Rabbi Howard Jachter

Growing up in Brooklyn, NY,  in a family that included observant and nonobservant members, I was acutely aware of the barriers that could arise from different levels of observance. It was always important to me that the observant and non-observant … Continue reading

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