Patricia Raskin
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I am a student of words. Words are critical in my work and I use them carefully. Words have great impact, and I have experienced words that “burn in my brain” long after they have … more
In my book, “Pathfinding: Seven Principles for Positive Living,” I present the fruits of my quest, a daughter’s quest, for selfhood and awakening. I include … 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 month of Nisan is the first month in the Jewish calendar, which coincides with March-April on the civil alendar. The Torah calls the month of Nisan Hodesh ha-aviv, the month of … more
I love the concept of “The Jewish Garden,” which Rabbi Dov Lev wrote about in an article by that name posted at Aish.com. The idea makes me feel happy, as most plants and flowers … 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
What I remember most about Hanukkah when I was a child is lighting the candles each night and how excited I was to see the flames flicker in the beautiful menorah. I also loved the potato latkes … more
We all graduate in life. Whenever we learn a life lesson, we graduate to the next level. It may sometimes seem like we fall back when we learn a lesson, but the lesson is a graduation that moves us … 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
It has been six years since my father passed away, at the age of 95. He was a powerful force who embraced Judaism and firmly believed in sticking with your beliefs even when the going gets … more
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