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Mandela and Forgiveness/ Rabbi Menachem Rosenfeld, JD

Deroy Murdock wrote a piece on Nelson Mandela for National Review Online. He acknowledges a mistake in judgment. Mr. Murdock had rued the release of Mr. Mandela, from his 27-year imprisonment. Perhaps Mr. Mandela was yet another Fidel Castro in … Continue reading

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do:A Get Should Never Be an Emotional Weapon/Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Saffran

(The following article by Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran appeared on the sites of Arutz7 and Voz Iz Neias.  It is written with both eloquence and sensitivity and is a frank, first-person  discussion of the role of a Get in the … Continue reading

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Male and Female Roles/Rabbi Dr. Aton Holzer

(Although this discussion is technically not related to Agunah matters, the insights offered here might prove helpful to gaining self-awareness as a community into some of the dynamics at work. We thank Rabbi Dr. Holzer for his contribution. MR) As … Continue reading

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Divorce and Victimization/Rabbi Menachem Rosenfeld,J.D.

I recently saw a lecture title relative to feeling victimized by divorce. Victimization comes about when a person feels powerless to change their circumstances. The odds are stacked against them! What can I do? I do not feel that couples … Continue reading

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When Negotiations Fail/Rabbi Menachem Rosenfeld,JD

Not all mediations specifically, or negotiations, in general, succeed in attaining an agreement.  What is gained by the efforts in such a scenario? I believe no mediation is completely unsuccessful.  The parties have built up some trust and respect for … Continue reading

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Should I Consider Divorce Mediation?/Rabbi Martin Rosenfeld,JD

Mediation is a means by which a trained third-party, the mediator, helps two parties get to a resolution of their dispute or problem.  There is nothing magical about mediation; it is a process that believes the parties best equipped to … Continue reading

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Negotiating Divorce/Rabbi Martin Rosenfeld,J.D.

A recent article appeared at mediation.com (no cited author) with the following advice about mediation: 1. It pays to be nice. 2. Don’t be afraid to make the first move. 3. Never move backwards. (This is meant to convey that … Continue reading

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