Patricia Raskin
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Pam and Mel Hanzel, active members of Providence’s Temple Emanu-El, have hosted exchange students for decades. I recently met with them and Britta, their third exchange student, from … more
The Rambam states in Hilchot Mechirah (chap. 18:1):
It is forbidden to lie to people in transactions or to steal their opinion, and a gentile and a Jew are equal in this matter. If a person knows that what he is selling is defective, he … more
I found an ancient Jewish solution to stress in the article “Stressed Out,” by Emuna Braverman, at Braverman writes, “It’s called Bitachon — … more
Why do we sleep? That’s a question that Yanki Tauber examines in an article of that name posted at  “If our active hours must always be preceded by what the Talmud … more
Over the summer, Diana Douglas, mother of Michael Douglas and first wife of Kirk Douglas, passed away. She left a special legacy and remained on amicable terms with Kirk throught her life. She even appeared with him in several movies, including … more
I am a student of words. Words are critical in my work and I use them carefully. Words have great impact, and I have experienced words that “burn in my brain” long after they have … more
In my book, “Pathfinding: Seven Principles for Positive Living,” I present the fruits of my quest, a daughter’s quest, for selfhood and awakening. I include … more
In light of the recent tragic murder of 11 people at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, I have once again turned to five practices that I use to get me through losses. • Accept … more
As I prepared to write my column for the Fall Home and Garden issue, my research on gardens and harvests led me to the spring month of Nisan – and I wondered why it was difficult to find … more
The month of Nisan is the first month in the Jewish calendar, which coincides with March-April on the civil alendar. The Torah calls the month of Nisan Hodesh ha-aviv, the month of … more
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