Patricia Raskin
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I love the concept of “The Jewish Garden,” which Rabbi Dov Lev wrote about in an article by that name posted at Aish.com. The idea makes me feel happy, as most plants and flowers … more
How we can extend our years and at the same time maintain our quality of life has always fascinated me. In my book “Pathfinding,” published in 2002, I wrote, “The whole subject … more
What I remember most about Hanukkah when I was a child is lighting the candles each night and how excited I was to see the flames flicker in the beautiful menorah. I also loved the potato latkes … more
We all graduate in life. Whenever we learn a life lesson, we graduate to the next level. It may sometimes seem like we fall back when we learn a lesson, but the lesson is a graduation that moves us … more
In the U.S., we will celebrate Mother’s Day on May 14 this year.  But did you know that we Jews have our own Mother’s Day? It is the 11th day of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan (in … more
I found a fascinating article at Aish.com by Jerusalem author and lecturer Michael Kaufman, who has published nine books on Jewish thought and, at 86, has long active days, including daily workouts … more
It has been six years since my father passed away, at the age of 95. He was a powerful force who embraced Judaism and firmly believed in sticking with your beliefs even when the going gets … more
As I did my research, I was happy to learn that this month, Adar, at the beginning of spring, is known as a month of celebration and happiness. Purim falls in Adar. The Talmud says “when the month of Adar arrives, we increase … more
The High Holidays are a time for introspection and self-improvement, in which we beseech God for a favorable judgment for the coming year.  – aish.com’s home page I … more
In the eight years since I last wrote a column for the Jewish Voice on my thoughts about being Jewish, my faith has grown ever-stronger. In 2008, I moved to Rhode Island, returning to New … more
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