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A Feel-Good Article/Martin Rosenfeld

December 22, 2010

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Want to feel good about what our schools are accomplishing? Follow the link below. When you read the article think about what it might teach us about Jewish divorce ethics and civil divorce. We can learn much from our children. And job well-done, Maimonides school. http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2010/12/19/at_brooklines_maimonides_school_its_not_about_winning_but_playing_and_living_right/ Advertisements

Personal Accountability/Martin Rosenfeld

December 22, 2010

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A nationally-syndicated writer, Mona Charen, took on the First Lady, Michelle Obama, for her decision to challenge the nutritional value of subsidized school lunches. The First Lady stated that Federal action was needed now to defeat childhood obesity because it was not sufficient to entrust proper decision-making to parents. In the course of her piece, […]

A Lesson From Adversity/Martin Rosenfeld

December 20, 2010

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Atlantic magazine in an online piece chose the 100 most influential Americans. While the choices are subject to debate, the reasons for the selections always prove to be instructive. One of the surprise choices was General Robert E. Lee, who led the Southern forces in the Civil War. The reason for this choice? General Lee […]

Mediation to Stay Married – A Technique with Promise/Laurie Israel, Esq.

December 19, 2010

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There is a veil of silence that surrounds every married couple. Spouses express loyalty by not complaining about their partner or their marriage. People feel ashamed if other people know there are problems in their marriage. People often feel that they are the only ones with an imperfect marriage. The truth is that every marriage […]

Navigating the Post-Divorce Parental Waters/Nechama Fine

December 13, 2010

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In all honesty, I had not gotten along with David’s dad even before David was born. But born David was, and Mike and I couldn’t have been happier. David was never intended to be an anchor for our marriage. In fact, as often happens in a euphemistically “not-so-good marriage” the situation worsened after David’s birth. […]

Enter G-D/Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

December 13, 2010

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Editor’s Note: The following is a fitting conclusion to Rabbi Bulka’s book on divorce. It sums up, in many ways, the purpose of this blogsite; to pursue civil methods of ending one’s marriage. MR Peace is so vital to the community that, in the words of the Midrash (Leviticus Rabbah, 9:9), “G‑d allows the Name […]

Bill Clinton and Mediation Theory

December 13, 2010

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A recent piece by Howard Kurtz analyzed the dynamic that lies at the heart of the recent decision by President Obama to invite former President Clinton to a conference on the tax plan being considered. The contrast between the two men and their approaches to politics is analyzed in succinct fashion. However, there is one […]