Patricia Raskin
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For me Passover cleaning equates with spring cleaning. Technically, spring is almost here, but nature has its own timetable. This is a wonderful way to be gently inspired to clean out the cupboards, … more
by Patricia Raskin In keeping with the theme of Hanukkah greetings this issue, I looked at greetings and customs from around the world. In the article “Beyond Latkes: Hanukkah Around the … 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
Ever since I was a little girl, I felt a special closeness to my father. We always understood each other, even though I disagreed with some of his observations and interpretations of the vicissitudes … 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
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
When I think of Hanukkah, I think of miracles and bringing light into our lives, our communities and the world.   The late Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, wrote … more
Over the course of three decades, I have interviewed more than 3,000 authors, experts and celebrities who focus on positive living. Here are some tips based on what I’ve learned:  … more
I had a special relationship with my paternal grandmother, and her loving and nurturing nature stays with me today. I still have fond memories of watching her make teiglach every … more
Like so many of us, I am an early baby boomer. At this stage in our lives, most of us have achieved a great deal and have reached many milestones. Many of us are parents and grandparents, and we … more
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