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  • A rabbinic lesson in marriage counseling

    March 6, 2013 | 8:54 am

    All too often, religious and societal taboos impede honest dialogue about difficult issues that can affect any marriage, such as spousal abuse, blended families, adoption and infidelity.

    Learning how to deal with those situations is one reason why Associate Rabbi Adir Posy of...

  • Rabbinical marriage counseling works—up to a point

    By Marc Ballon

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Karen Fox remembers the moment when she decided she needed to pursue a master's degree in counseling psychology.
    In the late 1980s, Fox, a rabbi at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, decided to create a support group for several couples who had privately sought her out to discuss...
  • Israel Brings ‘Flowers’ to L.A.

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As headlines continue to focus on political violence in Israel, a Los Angeles-born Israeli will perform her monologue about a very different kind of violence: spousal abuse.

    Naomi Ackerman arrives at Shomrei Torah Synagogue April 28 with "Flowers Aren't Enough," the wrenching story...