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Apologies/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 22, 2017

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Marjorie Ingall has an article on apologies at realsimple.com/imsorry. She presents her point of view very briefly in the following manner: “A good apology means laying yourself bare. It means putting yourself in the other person’s position, giving her what she wants and needs. In short, it’s not about you.” We are all familiar with […]

Picking Your Battles/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 12, 2017

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It takes two (or more) to get into a dispute. It is easy to lay the blame for the disagreement on the doorstep of the other party. Jacqueline Whitmore, an etiquette expert, cites 15 ways in which one can pick their battles wisely. Three of these suggestions, that center about the issue or personal accountability, […]

Trust Your Gut/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 19, 2017

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Deborah E. Lipstadt is an historian who has written much about the fact that there are still Holocaust deniers who disseminate their contorted views on the Holocaust period. In a recent article found at Esquire.Com, Jerad W. Alexander wrote a piece after interviewing Professor Lipstadt, entitled “A Holocaust Historian Explains Why People Believe Trump’s Lies”. […]

A Short Olympic Post/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 17, 2016

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The Olympics have had their share of stories that fall short of what we expect from a world event. But one moment will long be remembered. In a collision of two Olympic sprinters, Nikki Hamblin from New Zealand and American runner, Abbey D’Agostino fell to the ground in a tangled heap. Runners passed them by […]

Winning Isn’t Everything/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 31, 2016

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In any negotiation a party has a choice between winning on every possible issue or getting to a fair agreement with the other side. The late Coach, Vince Lombardi, once said “Winning isn’t the best thing, it is the only thing.” But is winning in a negotiation truly the only thing? Consider the following: *If […]

Simplifying Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 9, 2016

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HuffPo recently had an article on ” 8 Ways to Simplify Your Divorce”. The ideas presented were worthwhile but not one idea dealt with divorce mediation. A surprise? Not really. The article’s ideas were collected from various divorce attorneys. Attorneys do not necessarily view mediation as an adjunct to the work they do. Attorneys are […]

Mediation Abroad/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 21, 2016

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This article appeared in yeshivaworld.com (It appears in its entirety.) “Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has set new regulations in place that she believes will assist in adjudicating or preventing a divorce, compelling couples to attend mediation sessions prior to appearing before a beis din or secular court. She believes that if a couple is compelled […]