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The Aftermath of Divorce/Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

October 13, 2010


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 all times have compassion for his ex-wife, and to assure that she never sinks into […]

Getting Divorced? Who is the Enemy?/Martin Rosenfeld

September 13, 2010


Michael Goodwin, a syndicated columnist, once wrote a piece in which he accused President Obama of getting the teaching of President Teddy Roosevelt backwards. He accused him of being soft on dictators and international critics and having a “Big Stick” when it comes to domestic politics. Do bankers, for example, truly deserve more hostility than […]

What We Can Learn From Google/Martin Rosenfeld

September 13, 2010


An article appeared in the New York Times on ways to optimize the use of Google in internet searches. One suggested use: Use Google to find out what time it is in any spot around the world. Surely a valuable tool in a global economy. In my musings, I pondered whether there is any method […]

Successful Divorce/Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

September 12, 2010


As a general rule, human beings have a unique capacity to be quite perceptive when it comes to recognizing the faults of others, but are almost totally blind when it comes to seeing their own faults. All blemishes one is able to see, except one’s own (variation on a statement in Talmud, Nega’im, 2:5). One […]

Divorce and Jewish Ethics/Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

August 25, 2010


“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, it would be useful to extract from Ethics of the Elders appropriate ethical instruction that can be used as a guide in the divorce process. What follows are […]

The Age of Civility?/Martin Rosenfeld

August 23, 2010


A prolific commentator by the name of Victor Davis Hanson recently wrote about the need for civil language in political discourse. While Dr. Davis is undoubtedly right of center, his salvos are aimed at all members of the political spectrum. Examples that are cited include the following: Referring to an administration as a “regime”, referring […]

The Get (Jewish Divorce) Procedure/Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

August 5, 2010


Anything that is sacred is sacred at both ends. A sacred day is sanctified at the outset via Kiddush (sanctification), and its sanctity is terminated via a separation (havdalah), a disjoining of the day from the ordinary. Sanctity does not evaporate on its own. Marriage too, as a sacred union, is sanctified at both ends; […]

What to Expect When You are Divorcing/Ms. Shiffie Grossman

August 1, 2010


Divorce isn’t an ideal solution, but sometimes it is the only one. Before you decide to divorce, make sure that you have exhausted all other options. This article will touch on a few basics factors you should be aware of when going through the divorce process. When deciding whether or not to divorce, the question […]

What to Do When Things Start Going Wrong/ Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

July 25, 2010


In the process of reflecting on where and how things have gone wrong, it is also useful to look at when things started to go wrong. Was the marriage always tenuous, or were there times when everything seemed to be going quite smoothly? If the marriage was always shaky, then one should go backwards to […]

A Halakhically Approved Marital Agreement to Mediate/ Rabbi Dr. David Mescheloff, Moshav Hemed 50295 Israel

July 19, 2010


(Editor’s Note: Rabbi Dr. David Mescheloff is a noted scholar and rabbi living in Israel.  We thank Rav Mescheloff for bringing his rabbinic experience to the attention of this blog’s readers.  What is unique about his approach is the creation of a marital agreement whose sole aim is to bring a couple in crisis to […]