Patricia Raskin
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Rabbi Wayne Franklin grew up with dogs, but his wife, Anne Franklin, never had a dog. When their daughter Batya started asking her parents for a dog, a family discussion ensued. They spent a year … more
Passover is upon us and has me thinking about the true meaning of the holiday. Passover, of course, commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. But while our people … more
“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
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