Patricia Raskin
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For me Passover cleaning equates with spring cleaning. Technically, spring is almost here, but nature has its own timetable. This is a wonderful way to be gently inspired to clean out the cupboards, … more
by Patricia Raskin In keeping with the theme of Hanukkah greetings this issue, I looked at greetings and customs from around the world. In the article “Beyond Latkes: Hanukkah Around the … more
Ever since I was a little girl, I felt a special closeness to my father. We always understood each other, even though I disagreed with some of his observations and interpretations of the vicissitudes … more
When I think of Hanukkah, I think of miracles and bringing light into our lives, our communities and the world.   The late Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, wrote … more
Over the course of three decades, I have interviewed more than 3,000 authors, experts and celebrities who focus on positive living. Here are some tips based on what I’ve learned:  … more
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
Like so many of us, I am an early baby boomer. At this stage in our lives, most of us have achieved a great deal and have reached many milestones. Many of us are parents and grandparents, and we … more
When I think about Mother’s Day, I think about my mother, my grandmothers and my daughter.  My grandmothers were both strong women, but so different – actually opposite. One was a … 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
The biblical story of Joseph’s release from prison, which occurred around Rosh Hashanah, and his subsequent rise to prominence, really speaks to me. Rabbi Yitzchak Scher’s article, … more
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