“The Get: A Spiritual Memoir of Divorce”

Emotional and poetic. The Get: A Spiritual Memoir of Divorce (by Elise Edelson Katch, Simcha Press, $10.95) is the story of one woman’s divorce from her husband, and the important sense of closure that the get (Jewish divorce) process provided her during that traumatic time.

While the get experience was an important, if harrowing, healing ritual for the author, she does not neglect to mention the indignities women often face when trying to obtain a Jewish divorce. This book is a poignant reminder of how psychologically challenging the get process can be, even when both partners arc willing to cooperate with the proceedings.