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A Senator is Remembered/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 29, 2014

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Howard Baker, a former Republican Senator, Majority Leader, and White House Chief of Staff ¬†recently passed away. A colleague of his in the Senate, Robert Dole remembered him this way: “Howard has left a lasting imprint on civility in politics.” It is comforting for surviving family and friends to know that Senator Baker is remembered […]

The Human Dimension in Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 22, 2014

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An attorney/mediator by the name of Jan Frankel Schau has written a few blog posts that deal with the value of small gestures in moving a mediation to a successful conclusion. The posts are found at mediate.com. In one post entitled “The Hearty Handshake and Other Lessons From My Father, Attorney Schau discusses the value […]

Divorce and Depression/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 22, 2014

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Dwayne Johnson is a successful actor and former wrestler. He has recently talked about his divorce at¬†http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/dwayne-the-rock-johnson-o_n_5512237.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular. Mr. Johnson had experienced depression in the aftermath of his divorce. While he has recovered and is now in a new relationship, he has one bit of advice worth sharing. He feels that his decision not to hate […]

Justice For the Agunah, The Bais Din, Shabbos, and He Who Would Withhold a Get/Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

June 7, 2014

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(This article is reprinted with permission by Rabbi Safran. It has appeared at matzav.com. MR) Not every marriage is successful. Despite our desire for each to be perfect, we know the truth is that there are hundreds of reasons a man and a woman, once joined in love and joy, should no longer remain together. […]