Patricia Raskin
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“The Jewish Garden” is a concept and article by Rabbi Dov Lev on aish.com. In it, he talks about appreciating God through nature and how the plant kingdom is a path to God. He … more
I wanted to do a deep dive into the values and benefits of summer camp, and I found them neatly organized in an article that “Ryan” wrote, “11 Lasting Benefits of Summer … more
I found an ancient Jewish solution to stress in the article “Stressed Out,” by Emuna Braverman, at Aish.com. Braverman writes, “It’s called Bitachon — … more
As the year comes to an end, I want to share some insights that may help you be happier in 2019. These tips have worked for me.  • Find and become immersed in … more
Since this is such a busy time of year for many of us, I decided to write a column about balance. The following is an excerpt from my book, “Pathfinding: Seven Principles for Positive … more
Hanukkah celebrates an ancient Jewish victory and the rededication of the Second Temple through the miracle of a small amount of oil that burned continuously for eight days. Here are eight ways … 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
At a time when the principles of civil discourse and open-mindedness, compromise and mutual respect are being greatly challenged,  let’s focus on listening and speaking. At  … more
I recently asked my newly married nephew, Moshe Raskin, about what his Bar Mitzvah meant to him. Moshe said, “The Bar Mitzvah is the first step of independence in being an … more
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
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