Patricia Raskin
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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
Understanding our ancestral connections, our family’s genealogical roots and their stories constitutes the foundation of our very being. We can truly appreciate where we’re going when we know – and appreciate – where we’ve been. Honoring … 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
I have been blessed with many kind friends with whom I can share and enjoy. I recently had a friend over for dinner and noted how attentive she was to what I was saying. She stayed … 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
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
“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
This is one of my favorite stories told to me by my late father and included in my book “Pathfinding.” I don’t know its origin,  but my father told me there was a similar story told by a rabbi with different names. This story speaks to … more
This story, which appears in my book, “Pathfinding,” is from my late father, who told me that it is adapted from rabbinic literature. It looks at abusive behavior and kindness in a way that brings up some questions for me. How much should we … more
Bruce Boguslav is a consumer advocate and friend I have interviewed on my radio program several times and someone with whom I feel a special bond through our heritage. Bruce comes from Orthodox … more
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