While living in the frum community as a widow or widower can provide great support, it may also emphasize the loss.
Simchas Torah would have to pass us by; we were not emotionally ready for the joy, the songs, the ecstatic dancing. But how could we deprive our children of this special yom tov?
Divorced parents comprise a rapidly growing and underserved population in our community.
While it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact number of Orthodox divorcees, one thing is certain: they are far more prevalent in our communities than we realize.