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
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
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
When I think about Mother’s Day, I think about my mother, my grandmothers and my daughter.  My grandmothers were both strong women, but so different – actually opposite. One was a … more
My Nana Esther, my grandmother on my father’s side, came to America from the old country, Russia, when she was a child. She was a small round woman with soft curves and a warm smile. She always wore a neat gray bun, had a beautiful face and she … more
During this time of transition from summer to fall, when we are completing those things on our to-do lists after summer breaks and vacations, I want to address timing on a deeper … 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
The highest Jewish holidays have come and gone but their message remains alive and well and strong. For us Jews, the message on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is that we could have lived better in the previous year and ask forgiveness from God and … 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
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