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
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
The camp experience has never been more important for our children, and even adults. In our technology-laden world, camps provide a much-needed opportunity to bond in person, share values and … more
When I think of philanthropy, I think of people with wealth giving money to worthy causes that help humanity.   That is partially true as my research has shown. The definition of … more
The mikveh is a Jewish ritual bath. Bathing in its water is part of a bride’s preparation for a wedding, setting the tone for spiritual intimacy in her marriage. It is a purification process … more
Stress is a large factor in creating disease, but, fortunately, it is also something we can work toward reducing in our lives.  In their article, “Prevention: Torah Perspectives … 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
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
There’s an old saying that goes, “Be careful what you ask for, because you might get it.”  We all have goals and dreams, and some of us spend a good … 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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