About the Author


Emuna Braverman

Please check out Emuna’s new book A Diamond for Your Daughter – A Parent’s Guide to Navigating Shidduchim Effectively, available through Judaica Press

Emuna Braverman has a law degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She lives with her husband and nine children in Los Angeles where they both work for Aish HaTorah. When she isn''t writing for the Internet or taking care of her family, Emuna teaches classes on Judaism, organizes gourmet kosher cooking groups and hosts many Shabbos guests. She is the cofounder of www.gourmetkoshercooking.com.


Dressing Our Girls

Jennifer Moses needs to act on her concerns about how society is objectifying girls.

Dear Emuna: Infertility Struggles

Everywhere I turn there are young couples with babies. I just want it to be our turn.

Foodies

Are you living to eat or eating to live?

What Is Bullying?

If every act of cruelty is bullying, then the word loses all meaning.

Bullying: Some Perspective Please

I think the school's zero tolerance towards bullying is going too far.

Dear Emuna: I Hate Cooking

Help! Am I terrible wife if I don't mind eating cereal for dinner?

The Business of Marriage

Applying effective business principles to marriage.

Call Me Mrs. Braverman Revisited

Calling someone by their first name is an expression of closeness that I reserve for the relationships that really count.

Dear Emuna: My Son's Six-Pack

Help! My fitness-obsessed son is driving me crazy.

Telling Lies

When is it appropriate to shade the truth?

I'll Love You If…

Great marriages are based on unconditional commitment.

Dear Emuna: Tiger Moms & Low Maintenance Wives

My wife is needy and demanding. What happened to the independent woman I was dating?

Turn Off the TV and Leave them Alone

Two simple, cost-free suggestions to nurture your kids' creativity.

Dear Emuna: Repairing Broken Homes

How do I get my estranged stepson to honor his father?

Creativity & Kids

Do standardized tests and structure thwart creativity and talent?

Reality of Abortion

It’s unbearable to see some parents anxiously straining to hear a heartbeat, while others seek to still that beat forever.

Dear Emuna: Bashert Seeking

I really like him but I'm looking for someone to spend the rest of my life with and he's happy with casual.

The "Me" Marriage

Marriage thrives when each other works to support their spouse's growth.

Kissinger and Words

Will your words come back to haunt you?

Learning from the Holocaust

Survivors put my petty selfishness and complaints to shame.

Accepting Compliments

It’s important to know how to give. It’s just as important to know how to receive.

Dear Emuna: I Don't Love You Just the Way You Are

Advice for a critical husband, a grieving community and a financially struggling couple.

My Most Important List

A surprising and humbling lesson from a gourmet food magazine.

Dear Emuna: I Can't Forgive

I want to stop hating a group of friends who tormented me throughout high school, but I can't.

Saying No

What to do when the person won't take no as the answer.

In An Instant

That's how long it can take for our lives to be dramatically changed.

Dear Emuna: The Non-Jewish Boyfriend

Did I go too far in telling our daughter we would not attend the wedding?

Parent-Teacher Combat

It wasn't only my daughter who was being called to the mat.

Chanukah and the Heroic Jewish Woman

Are we willing to fight for what’s right?

Amazing Creatures

All too often we ignore God's most awe-inspiring creation – other human beings.

Whining

Stop complaining and do something productive instead.

Dear Emuna: Meddling Mother

Why doesn't my daughter appreciate that all I want is for her to be happy?

Crowning Elegance

My favorite recipes from this superb cookbook.

Vitamin for Marriage

Do this once a day to strengthen your marriage.

Dear Emuna: Abusive Husband?

I love my husband but his frequent outbursts and threats are stressing me out.

Football Frenzy

Why was I fighting back the tears at a recent Patriots game?

James Marsden's Marriage Advice

What's the definition of real romance?

Dreading Parent-Teacher Conferences

How to make the encounters positive and productive.

Unfriendly Daughter-in-Law

Help! I feel like I'm losing my son.

After the High

Infusing our day-to-day life with the intensity of the High Holidays.

Our Shiva Experience

Sharing our friend's pain is more important than sharing their joy.

Dear Emuna: My Overweight Wife

Help! I no longer find my wife attractive.

Back to School Challenges

It's not only the kids who have a hard time. Anyone who carpools will totally relate.

Each Day a Masterpiece

This Yom Kippur I'll be thinking about living every moment to its fullest.

Alimentos Simbólicos

Deliciosas recetas para los simanim de Rosh Hashaná.

Dear Emuna: Looking for Love

Advice for a lonely 80-year-old bachelor, a single mom who is losing her daughter, and a wife who doesn't like her husband's gifts.

Acceptance

The healthy response to all of life’s challenges, including Rosh Hashana.

The Marriage Quiz

Answering the following questions is a great place to start preparing for the High Holidays.

New Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

A new menu for the new year.

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