Spiritual Custody

This book is a revision and update of my earlier book, A MATTER OF SPIRITUAL CUSTODY, published by Rainbow Books, Moore Haven Florida in 1989. The story is an entirely true  account of the landmark interfaith custody battle for my older son, Robert Roffman. I have, however, altered the names of  a few ex-in laws in an effort to provide them with a measure of privacy. My son is shown on the cover in a photo taken near the summit of Mount Sinai, Egypt in 1987.

Copyright 1989 and 2010 by Barry Steven Roffman. All rights reserved.  No part of this book may be reproduced, stored  in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the written permission of the author. Original IBSN: 0-935834-55-0

Library of Congress No. 88-43167

CHAPTER 1 – THE BAPTISM

CHAPTER 2 – THE PILGRIMAGE BEGINS

CHAPTER 3- ENCOUNTER WITH THE MUFTI OF JERUSALEM

CHAPTER 4 – MT. SINAI

CHAPTER 5 – YESHIVA

CHAPTER 6 – A MYSTICAL RETURN

CHAPTER 7 – ROAD TO COURT

CHAPTER 8 – BEFORE JUDGE HICKEY

CHAPTER 9 – INITIAL VERDICT

CHAPTER 10 – INTERIM YEARS OF PEACE

CHAPTER 11 – THE BATTLE RESUMES

CHAPTER 12 – TACTICS

CHAPTER 13 – A MATTER OF SPIRITUAL CUSTODY

CHAPTER 14 – FIRST PRESS, NEW ATTORNEY

CHAPTER 15 – SURPRISE

CHAPTER 16 – PRETRIAL CONFERENCE

CHAPTER 17 – THE NEW EXPERTS

CHAPTER 18 – DEPOSITIONS

CHAPTER 19 – THE STIPULATION

CHAPTER 20 – THE DECISION

CHAPTER 21 – SETBACKS

CHAPTER 22 – THE FINAL ROUND

CHAPTER 23 – JUSTICE FROM ROME

EPILOGUE

ACTUAL PRESS COVERAGE FROM THIS CUSTODY CASE AND LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP MCCARTHY. Note: If you are going to read my book, you may want to wait until you finish it before reading the press coverage and letter below.

1984 Miami Herald Press Coverage

Letter from Archbishop McCarthy

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