Patricia Raskin
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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
“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
Those of us who work in sales constantly face the challenge of continued momentum and success. The key to our success as entrepreneurs, small business owners or commission-based salespeople is … more
Last year, I heard Alan Veingrad speak at the Providence Kollel. For seven seasons, Veingrad played for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. He won a Super … more
As I was researching material for this column, I came across a very touching and poignant article in the New York Times, “A Place of Healing,” by Meadow Rue Merrill, about the healing … more
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
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
Several years ago, I interviewed Connie Glaser (connieglaser.com), co-author of “What Queen Esther Knew: Business Strategies from a Biblical Sage.” The authors say that “Queen … more
The Rambam states in Hilchot Mechirah (chap. 18:1):
It is forbidden to lie to people in transactions or to steal their opinion, and a gentile and a Jew are equal in this matter. If a person knows that what he is selling is defective, he … more
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