Patricia Raskin
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Passover, which commemorates freedom and honors the Jews who escaped from slavery in Egypt, is one of the most important Jewish holidays. It is celebrated by Jews worldwide – but those … more
I did some research on the benefits of gardening, and it turns out that there are many. Gardening can improve your mood by increasing levels of serotonin and dopamine, hormones that make us … more
In my book, “Pathfinding: Seven Principles for Positive Living,” I incorporate stories from my late father, who shared the following story about his father, my … 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
I love to think and write about miracles – and there’s no better time to reflect on the miracles in our lives than at Hanukkah. In her 2017 Hanukkah message, on LIHerald.com, Rabbi … more
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
Business almost always involves selling, which seems like a straightforward, simple task. But underneath the surface, selling is a highly complex skill that often involves values, trust and … 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 article “Why Jewish education matters,” published in the Jewish Standard newspaper, Rabbi David J. Fine writes, “Jewish and American cultures share this essential value … more
For most of us in New England, summer means more time outdoors, vacations with loved ones, and spending time with friends and family, perhaps at a pool, beach, cookouts, fairs and festivals, or … more
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