Patricia Raskin
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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
This was a fun and fascinating column to write, as I had the opportunity to interview members of one of my favorite families: Rabbi Yossi Laufer, his wife, Shoshana, and two of their … 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 Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, actually means ‘head of the year.’ Just like the head controls the body, our actions on Rosh Hashanah have a tremendous impact on the rest of … 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
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
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
“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
When the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community officially reopens on May 24, the featured special guest will be U.S. Olympic Rugby player and new England Patriots Second Team All-Pro and Special … 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
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