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Jewish Ethics And Divorce/Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

February 10, 2014

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(The thoughts of Rabbi Dr. Bulka on divorce have appeared in this blog before. Below Rabbi Bulka applies the teachings of Pirke Avot to the divorce situation. MR) “Ethics of the Elders,” what is popularly known as Pirkay Avot, contains timeless ethical instruction for all contingencies of life. Since divorce is one of life’s contingencies, […]

Divorce and Nesting/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 26, 2013

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The Boston Globe recently had an article entitled “Separated but living under one roof–for now” penned by Karen Baskin. The discussion centered around a new phenomenon known as “nesting”. Nesting refers to the sharing of a residence by newly divorced couples who wish to maintain a joint residence for the sake of their children. The […]

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: A Get is Not a Weapon/Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran

December 3, 2013

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(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 dissolution process. MR)   Breaking up is hard to do, but we must not have […]

Agunah and Communal Takkanah/Rabbi Menachem Rosenfeld

November 10, 2013

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I was in attendance at a recent Shloshim shiur dedicated to the memory of the late Rav Ovadia Yossef Z’L. One of the agenda topics was the position that Rav Yossef Z’L took towards conversions. One of the audience members asked, as an aside, about the communal Takkanah (i.e. enactment) imposed upon Syrian Jews by […]

The Way We Divorce in America/Martin Rosenfeld

October 15, 2013

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The following discussion is an excerpt from an upcoming op/ed piece in the aftermath of the news about rabbis and coerced divorces: The legal system of our country is a source of great pride. Yet some aspects of the system are not working well. Divorce courts today allow for divorces to be processed, but not […]

The “Cost” Of Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld

October 4, 2013

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(This article appeared at matzav.com as it appears here, but with a different title.MR) There is a statement in the Zohar that indicates that everything requires Mazel, even the Sefer Torah itself. The explanation I heard about this thought is that a Sefer Torah is chosen or not chosen from the Aron by a series […]

Thoughts From the News About Negotiating/Martin Rosenfeld

September 18, 2013

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Writing in NationalReviewonline.com, Victor Davis Hanson had this to say in a recent post on the Syrian situation: Congress was and was not to be consulted; was to be on and off the hook; its vote no doubt supportive, no doubt obstructionist; its final say both binding and maybe not so binding. Killing tens of […]