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What divorce teaches about marriage
Why does G‑d tell you how to get divorced, if He believes in marriage?
Life After Divorce
I always tell people, I made two very smart decisions in my life: 1) to get married, and 2) to get divorced . . .
The Challenges of Being a Single Mother
“So does your son go the bathroom sitting down?” This question will forever top my list of “Things Not to Ask a Single Mother.”
“Nothing new under the sun,” wrote King Solomon in Ecclesiastes. And so, we discover this week that infidelity and other marital problems aren’t exactly a new societal phenomenon . . .
When the body is facing death you use the tourniquet; otherwise it does more damage than good
When all other options have been exhausted, divorce is an act of kindness. However, statistics clearly demonstrate that divorce is infinitely more painful than people expect. Some sobering facts...
According to the School of Shammai, if your spouse is unfaithful; according to the School of Hillel, a burnt supper is grounds; Rabbi Akiva says, "even if he found another more beautiful than she."
The Tragedy of Spousal Abuse
My daughter asks difficult questions about why we divorced and if I hate her father. For now I lie, but it is only a matter of time until she learns the truth about our marriage.
Telling Children About Divorce
The day we broke the news was one of the worst of my life. I had spoken with more than one counselor on how to approach this daunting task, but nothing prepared me for the actual thing...
Everything was quiet at last. The night before, the police had taken away my violent husband, who, in an alcoholic rage, had tried to end my life...
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Marriage and Divorce
When G-d instructs us on how to get divorced, He is demonstrating the qualities we need for a good marriage. He wants us married and to the very person to whom we are married. Yet if you can't do it, He personally supervises the divorce.
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The Jewish Court
Discover the true meaning of “an eye for an eye” and ideals of Jewish justice. Learn about the process of a Get (Jewish bill of divorce) and women’s rights in light of Jewish law.
Facing Divorce
I never thought I'd end up divorced. Of course, most people don't enter marriage thinking they'll end up divorced. Most people would prefer not to even contemplate the possibility, and even if it's happened to you I'm sure you never thought it would...
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