Patricia Raskin
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As I did my research, I was happy to learn that this month, Adar, at the beginning of spring, is known as a month of celebration and happiness. Purim falls in Adar. The Talmud says “when the month of Adar arrives, we increase … more
In the eight years since I last wrote a column for the Jewish Voice on my thoughts about being Jewish, my faith has grown ever-stronger. In 2008, I moved to Rhode Island, returning to New … more
Lashon hara, which means “evil tongue” in Hebrew, is a multifaceted concept. Speech is considered to be lashon hara if it is true but says something derogatory about a person or party, divulges something not previously known to the … more
In the article “ABC’s of Rosh Hashanah,” found on Aish.com, Rabbi Shraga Simmons writes, “A key component of Rosh Hashanah preparation is to ask forgiveness from anyone we may … more
I recently met with Jenna Pepperman, my former college intern and a communications major from the University of Rhode Island. As I was telling her about the theme for this column, she … 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
The arts have been a significant part of Jewish history since the very beginning, telling our story in the best and worst of circumstances. It has been a way for Jews to maintain a sense of cohesion over time, and a reminder of the tragedies and … more
An article by Rabbi Benjamin Blech, published on Aish.com, discusses how Passover offers Jews five major lessons in order to lead happy and fulfilling lives. Titled “The 5 Most Important Things … more
When I think of philanthropy, I think of people with wealth giving money to worthy causes that help humanity.   That is partially true as my research has shown. The definition of … more
I found a great article at TheJewishWoman.org, “How Can I Use Every Minute Productively?” The author, Rosally Saltsman, was responding to a “Dear Rachel” question asking … more
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