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Celebrating the Gift of Shabbos

Rochelle Maruch Miller
5tjt.com
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks captured the beauty and essence of Shabbos when he described it as "the day we stand still and catch up with our blessings." The mitzvah of Shabbos has the power to transform the Jewish world, to revolutionize KlalYisrael. This Shabbos, Jewish communities around the world are participating in the Shabbos Project, which from all indications could well eclipse last year's event.
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The Divorce Enterprise

Larry Gordon
5tjt.com
I once worked with a young man who told me that he had made two significant mistakes in his life. The first one, he said, was that he got married. The second mistake that loomed just as large and impacted just as dramatically on his life, he said, was that he got divorced.
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Nachum Featured: the "Frum Divorce" Organization and their 3rd Annual Focus on the Future Shabbaton with Baila Sebrow on JM in the AM

EAavrumi
nachumsegal.com
In anticipation of the "Frum Divorce" organization's 3rd Annual Focus on the Future Shabbaton, Nachum hosted Baila Sebrow to discuss the organization and the event. "FrumDivorce.org was formed to help answer your questions and guide you through the devastating maze of the divorce process.
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Alone at the Seder

Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky
Ami Magazine
Pesach, by all accounts, is the apex of all family time. A survey taken last year by UJA revealed that over 77% of Jews celebrate some form of Seder. Growing up, these were the most profound and memorable moments of my youth. The intense preparation and cleaning in the weeks before Pesach (to which I was mostly an observer)
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A Memorable Weekend for Divorced Orthodox Jews

Naomi Klass Mauer
Jewish Press
Presidents Day Weekend (Feb 14-16) will long be remembered by all who attended the Focus On the Family Shabbaton sponsored by Frum Divorce. There were many facets of the weekend that made it so special, but what really stood out was how special the participants were made to feel.
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The Pain of Coming From Divorce

Shlomie Dachs
Huffington Post
After years of heartfelt soul searching, only recently have I felt ready to confront the period in my life when my family was going through a divorce. I remember being 13 years old and all of a sudden I didn't want friends coming to my house, nor did I want to visit them.
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The Battle of the Exes: What About the Children?

Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky
Jewish Press
Divorce often breeds disharmony, humiliation, and heartache. Both husband and wife are left to contemplate grimly how their former dreams of marital tranquility and happiness shattered before their disbelieving eyes. In the wake of a divorce, many couples are ambivalent
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Helping Children of Divorce Cope

Yosef Gesser
Hamodia
On Wednesday evening, 4 Iyar/April 25, an informative evening of chizuk and guidance called "Helping Children Cope With Divorce" took place under the auspices of the Frum Divorce organization at Sisu v'Simchah Hall in Kensington.
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Why Is Equal Pareting After Divorce Important?

Cathy Meyer
About.com
I believe our family court system has to change and in a way, that recognizes the importance of fathers in the lives of their children. Every other weekend and one night a week is not...
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Navigating The Divorce Maze

5tjt.com
The Jewish community has a solid reputation for being exceptionally giving and caring. Numerous organizations have cropped up over the years for tending to the needs of the sick, the impoverished, the mentally challenged, the special-needs population, and others. Yet one segment of the community has gone virtually unnoticed: families that have undergone divorce.
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Light Up the Night with Over 500 People

theyeshivaworld
theyeshivaworld.com
This Chanukah Frum Divorce, in cooperation with the Lev Shlomo foundation has joined forces to inspire and bring light and joy to children of divorced homes. This is a first ever such program. They have taken over the magnificent Hall of Science on Monday, December 22nd from 5-8 PM. Children will have the opportunity to be entertained and enjoy the myriad of different exhibits at the hall (at no charge).
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Helping Families Navigate the Divorce Maze

Frum Divorce
Without a doubt, the Jewish community has a reputation for being exceptionally giving and caring. Numerous organizations have cropped up over the years, tending to the needs of the sick, the impoverished, the mentally disabled and others, yet one segment of the population has gone virtually unnoticed: families who have undergone divorce.
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Not Taking Revenge After Divorce

TheJewishWoman
When my ex-husband told me that he wanted to ask me a favor, right after we divorced, my first inclination was to just say no, without even hearing what he had to say. This man had chosen gambling over me and our baby...
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Making Shared Custody The Right Of Every Child

Linda Gottlieb
About.com
Neither parent should feel that he/she surrendered to the other parent's will because the struggle to reach an accord became too great...
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Turning Pain into Blessings

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
There is an old Yiddish saying, "Tracht gut vet zein gut – think good and it will be good." My saintly father, HaRav HaGaon HaTzaddik Avraham HaLevi Jungreis, zt"l, would add, "Es iz shoin gut – it is already good." It is a message that gave life to our people throughout the long centuries of persecution and torture.
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Children & Divorce: Helping Kids after a Breakup

Mayo Clinic
Divorce is stressful for the entire family. Your child might feel as if his or her world has turned upside down. But there's good news. You can ease your child's adjustment to the divorce by choosing to interact responsibly with your spouse. Consider these practical tips for children and divorce.
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Recreating a Family Life After Divorce

Chana Kroll
Chabad.org
"I always tell people, I made two very smart decisions in my life: 1) to get married, and 2) to get divorced. If I hadn't gotten married, I wouldn't have my children, and I love them, and I'm glad I got married. But, being that my situation wasn't livable, I am also glad I got divorced."
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How Important Are Single Fathers?

Susan McKenna
About.com
I feel that many single fathers identify themselves as a part-time parent whose major purpose is to pay child support. Many slowly back away from the struggle to feel important, as many times, as the non-custodial parent, their importance is often not...
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Father Child Reunion: My Opinion

Cathy Meyer
About.com
When reading Dr. Warren Farrell I am, at times of a different opinion. Some of what he says I stand behind 100 percent. Some of what he says, I see from a different perspective...
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