"Dr. Beloff has written the ultimate book for anyone who is divorced, or is going through a divorce.
The final step in the often-torturous divorce process is getting the divorce certificate in the mail. This stark piece of paper may offer legal closure, but provides no emotional closure, no opening of the heart and mind as to how to move forward, how to deal with the myriad of feelings and emotions that accompany divorce.
Whether the divorce creates heartbreak, trauma, or relief, it is a major life change. Dr. Beloff opens the door to peace and acceptance of divorce by exploring the ancient Jewish ritual.
Every life passage seems to have a ritual involved, except divorce, and the Jewish ritual of divorce is unique in that it even exists, and that it provides a way to soothe the hurts, smooth the path forward and gives life and meaning to the years ahead.
By discussing the psychological wisdom of the ancients and their archetypal applications, Beloff allows us to see how we can apply these truths and rituals to our own lives.
Dr. Beloff teaches us how to understand these rituals, how they help to heal us, and she provides us with the ways and mans to apply these rituals to our own needs. By understanding the psychological truths behind the ancient rituals, we are able to create for ourselves a divorce ritual, which personally serves our own needs to calm our souls, and heal the wounds of divorce.
Moving Forward: An Ancient Ritual for the Modern World is destined to change the way we view the finality of divorce. It should be on the bookshelf of every social worker, clergyperson, and family lawyer. It should be read by anyone who is or had been affected by divorce because it will dramatically provide recuperation and peace to the hearts and souls of all those involved in a divorce.
Dr. Beloff’s book is life changing and life enhancing."
Long time educator, President WJSTA