Patricia Raskin
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This is the month when we move from summer activities to fall activities, particularly going back to school and back to work after vacations. Even though there is generally more leisure time in … more
We are so fortunate in Rhode Island. There is so much to do within the Jewish community this summer whether it’s learning, fun, play, health or just getting outside. The Jewish Alliance has … more
Rebbetzin Shoshana Laufer and her husband, Rabbi Yossi Laufer, run the Chabad of West Bay Chai Center, in Warwick. Shoshana’s love of Kosher cooking and her culinary skills have made a … more
It was an amazing journey down memory lane to go back to Florida to visit the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, which my father helped to create 30 years ago. It all came back to me when I … more
As we prepare to celebrate Passover, commemorating the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in Egypt, it is even more meaningful to me this year in light of the Ukrainians’ fight for … more
Many Jewish holidays involve miracles, but I never thought to include Purim in this list until I read Slovie Jungreis-Wolff’s article “When God is Hidden: The Meaning of Purim” at … more
I’ve written about the concept of lashon hara before, once in 2012 and most recently in November 2015. In light of the recent inflammatory discourse in our country – in politics, society, … more
We are starting the new year of 2022 with an acceleration of COVID-19, specifically the omicron variant.  Many of us thought we would be further along in subduing this virus at this point, … more
COVID-19 has been hard on the elderly – but it hasn’t devastated them. In the May 4 issue of AARP The Magazine, the title of an article by Christina Ianzito says it all: “Older … more
During Hanukkah, I always reflect on the miracles that have happened in my life. In my book, “Pathfinding,” I share one of those miracles: “I was in the final stages of … more
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