Chabad Author’s Book Nominated for 2022 Benjamin Franklin Award

The pioneering book “Talking Divorce,” recently published by Zalman Goldstein, and lauded by rabbis and therapists, was nominated one of three finalists in the category of Parenting and Family for the 34th annual Benjamin Franklin Awards. full story

The pioneering bookTalking Divorce,” recently published by Zalman Goldstein, and lauded by rabbis and therapists, was nominated one of three finalists in the category of Parenting and Family for the 34th annual Benjamin Franklin Awards.

One of the highest national honors for publishers in the United States, the prestigious award recognizes leading books across the secular marketplace by highlighting the best titles and trends in major publishing categories each year. Judged by more than 150 librarians, booksellers, and design and editorial experts, who weigh and evaluate more than 4,500 submissions in over 50 categories, the winners are books that exemplify professional standards, high-quality content, and innovative design. Gold winners in each category will be announced at an award gala on April 29, 2022.

Already a Benjamin Franklin Award Gold winner for his bestselling book “Going Kosher in 30 Days!” ($22.95, ISBN 978-1891293238), and a four-time Silver winner for his other popular titles, “The Sultan’s Trap” ($19.95, ISBN 978-1891293641), “Jewish Living Simply Explained” ($19.95, ISBN 978-1891293290), “The Silly World of Chem” ($24.95, ISBN 978-1891293047), and “Abi Gezunt!” ($12.95, ISBN 9781891293023), Goldstein is no stranger to acclaim for his works.

“A lot of thought and effort goes into each book that I write and design,” said Goldstein, who over the past 25 years has self-published more than a dozen bestselling titles in areas of Jewish interest. “It’s therefore humbling and also gratifying to receive recognition from such a distinguished body of secular literary professionals. I hope it helps raise awareness about this important and sensitive topic, and also encourages others to write and publish on meaningful topics as well.”

Talking Divorce ($24.95, ISBN 978-1891293535, distributed by Feldheim Publishers) is a practical, down-to-earth book that gathers essential information, useful checklists, and practical guidance from rabbis, attorneys, and mental health professionals for navigating relationship breakdowns, reconciliation considerations , divorce, and life thereafter. It clears up many misconceptions, illuminates relevant halachic and civil processes, and arms readers with the knowledge needed to make sound decisions at every crossroad.

Prominent haskamas and endorsements for the book include those from Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak BreitowitzRav of Kehillat Ohr Somayach, Yerushalayim; Rabbi Reuven FeinsteinRosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Staten Island; Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox, Ph.D., Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Director of Crisis Intervention, Trauma and Bereavement department of Chai Lifeline; Rabbi Avraham Kahan, Rosh Beis Din, Vaad Hadin V’Horaah, New City, New York; Rabbi Shais Taub, renowned lecturer, mentor, and author; David J. Lieberman, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author and international expert on interpersonal relationships; David H. Rosmarin, Ph.D., ABPPAssociate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and founder of the Center for Anxiety in New York; M. Gary Neuman, LMHC, New York Times bestselling author, creator of the, and author of Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way, Professor Ari Wasserman, Esq. Harvard attorney, author and noted Jewish lecturer; Ed Yisroel Susskind, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, therapist, lecturer, and noted author on marriage-related issues; Miriam Adahan, Ph.D., Clinical Psychotherapist, prolific lecturer, and author; Lisa Twerski, LCSW, author and noted lecturer on dating, marriage and domestic violence; Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed., C.Psych., author of Better Behavior Now, and Raise Your Kids Without Raising Your Voice; and Rabbi Shimon Gruenacclaimed relationship expert and author.


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