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March 29, 2011
. I was almost afraid to hold it because it was, in its own way, a holy document, a grave thing, just like our original commitment. I was then instructed to hold it under my arm, walk to the door and back, which I did.

That was it. It was over. We were done. The rabbi asked for $650, which I took out of my wallet in cash, parsed out in $20 bills. I counted it and had my now ex-husband recount it, and the rabbi recounted it too. And as the rabbi recounted it, I looked at