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Divorce Is a Mitzvah: A Practical Guide to Finding Wholeness and Holiness When Your Marriage Dies

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  7 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
If your marriage must come to an end, do it the right way--with wisdom, practicality and understanding.

What does Judaism tell you about divorce? What guidance, strength and insight can Judaism provide?

In this first-of-its-kind handbook, Perry Netter--divorce, father, congregational rabbi and pastoral counselor--shows how wholeness can be found in the midst of separation a
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 16th 2002 by Jewish Lights Publishing (first published April 1st 2002)
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Ruth Wade
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked the book but much of it was not relevant because 1) I was married 30 years and my child is an adult and 2) I was a Reform Jew in an interfaith marriage. I would have like some advice and perspective that was a closer match to my situation.
Sep 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Rabbi Netter helped me understand that under Jewish halachah, if I was willing to go through the pain of divorce, and kept my children intact, I would be able to survive the process. It helped me keep the Jewish perspective in mind, and was highly recommended to me (and my ex-spouse, who unfortunately never really understood the purpose of the book) by a dear friend who will have his smicha soon. I am indebted to him for helping me through this awful, but necessary process. I would recommend thi ...more
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a good book. Easy to read. Great for Jewish scholars wanting to learn about Jewish views on divorce as well as divorcees. Well-organized and well-researched and easy to understand. I like that the author is both a rabbi and divorcee. The book has both personal narrative and facts regarding divorce. A difficult subject but one that needed to be addressed. This book mostly targets divorcees in mid-life with children, however, I think that people who get divorced and don't fit in those cate ...more
Doug Pell
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enlightening and compassionate.

This book fills a much needed gap in bringing holiness, spirituality and reasons for choosing 'the next right thing' as one takes the steps necessary to traverse the narrow path that leads out of the dark and into the light.
Sep 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a great guide if you're going through a divorce. It helps you deal with the guilt and disappointment of divorce.
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