Divorce

Historically, only a man could initiate Jewish divorce proceedings. The ceremony itself required a woman’s passive participation and did not address the concerns of same-sex couples. Recognizing that a divorce means more than the dissolution of property, we offer rituals to provide comfort and closure—addressing a range of emotions for all people going through a divorce. May these rituals bring healing to all who use them.

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Divorce ritual with small group of friends

Divorce Ritual
Ritual for removing wedding ring after partner’s death (could be modified for divorce)
On Taking Off A Wedding Ring

Traditional text of a Jewish get/ divorce

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Traditional blessings for mikveh immersion

Traditional Mikveh Blessings

Ritual that includes planting a seed for new life after a divorce

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A moving ritual marking a divorce

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A tashlikh ritual to affirm one’s wholeness after a divorce

Tekes Ishur V’shleimut: A Ritual of Affirmation and Wholeness after Divorce

This prayer acknowledges the completion of a divorce in the presence of community

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Respectful egalitarian divorce ritual that includes a prayer for separating, intentions for a future loving relationship, and blessings from witnesses for compassion and an end to conflict and strife.

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