Patricia Raskin
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“The primary principle behind the treatment of animals in Jewish law is preventing tza’ar ba’alei chayim, the suffering of living creatures,” Tracy Rich writes on her website, … more
When the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community officially reopens on May 24, the featured special guest will be U.S. Olympic Rugby player and new England Patriots Second Team All-Pro and Special … more
In the U.S., we will celebrate Mother’s Day on May 14 this year.  But did you know that we Jews have our own Mother’s Day? It is the 11th day of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan (in … more
Passover speaks to me about miracles and freedom. At Chabad.org, the article “What is Passover (Pesach)?” explains, “Passover, celebrating the greatest series of miracles … more
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
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