Tag Archives: Relationships

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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The Aftermath of Divorce/Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

This is the fundamental principle of the aftermath protocol; that there is an ongoing connection between husband and wife, even without the presence of children. This is a connection which places upon the divorcing husband primarily, the obligation to at … Continue reading

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

(The following Dvar Torah is repeated here as the Parsha of this week reminds us of a powerful thought.) There is a Medrash on Parshas Noach that is based on the Pasuk that “Tov HaShem LaKol V’Rachamav Al Kol Maasav”. … 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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