Patricia Raskin
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I had a special relationship with my paternal grandmother, and her loving and nurturing nature stays with me today. I still have fond memories of watching her make teiglach every … 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
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
Meora Bitton is a public relations major at the University of Rhode Island and is working for my business this semester as an intern. Bitton, who is a Sephardic Moroccan Jew, has written about … more
I believe in “aging up” – that is, seeing aging as an expanded opportunity to explore the things we enjoy and those on our “bucket lists.” Here are my seven steps … 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
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
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