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What We Can Learn From Google/Martin Rosenfeld

September 13, 2010

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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 […]

Divorce and Jewish Ethics/Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

August 25, 2010

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

August 5, 2010

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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; […]

My Decision to Become a Get Administrator/ Rabbi Howard Jachter

July 16, 2010

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Growing up in Brooklyn, NY,  in a family that included observant and nonobservant members, I was acutely aware of the barriers that could arise from different levels of observance. It was always important to me that the observant and non-observant relatives should be close and be able to get along . The worst problem would […]

Mediation, Marriage, Divorce, and Agunah/ Martin Rosenfeld

July 16, 2010

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(This article appeared in Issue 2 of “Conversations”) The late Rabbi Harry Wohlberg taught Midrash at Yeshiva University to generations of Semikha students. He asked his students on one occasion to explain why the Talmud states that the Mizbeah (altar of the Temple) itself cries for a couple going through a divorce proceeding. Why was this metaphor of […]