Patricia Raskin
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In my book “Pathfinding,” my father tells this story: “A very wealthy man in town approached a poor carpenter who had been struggling all his life. He says, ‘I’m … more
My favorite phrase and my motto comes from the book “Illusions” by Richard Bach, who is perhaps best known as the author of the bestseller “Jonathan Livingston Seagull.” … more
You’ve found the one – that was the easy part. Now on to the challenge of ensuring that the wedding goes without a hitch and that the marriage will be long and fruitful. No pressure … more
Why do we sleep? That’s a question that Yanki Tauber examines in an article of that name posted at Chabad.org.  “If our active hours must always be preceded by what the Talmud … more
For those of us who stay in New England in the winter, the cold weather can become an emotional challenge, particularly for those of us who thrive on outdoor warm weather activities. The cold, … 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
This was a fun and fascinating column to write, as I had the opportunity to interview members of one of my favorite families: Rabbi Yossi Laufer, his wife, Shoshana, and two of their … more
As I prepared to write my column for the Fall Home and Garden issue, my research on gardens and harvests led me to the spring month of Nisan – and I wondered why it was difficult to find … more
“The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, actually means ‘head of the year.’ Just like the head controls the body, our actions on Rosh Hashanah have a tremendous impact on the rest of … more
It’s the time of year when we transition from summer to fall, from this year to the new year and from our children’s summer activities to the school year. I found an interesting quote … more
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