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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.

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Can we ever escape our past?


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If you think life is supposed to run smoothly and easily, I can promise you a life of frustration.


Vegetarian Living

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Great recipes for the Nine Days and the rest of the year.


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We all recognize that our jobs are not our essence, but many of us are far from living with that reality.


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They're mastering the work-life balance. Now comes the hard part.


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Under the guise of caring, there is actually a doctrine of indifference.


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When extravagance is called for.


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Recipes from the East Coast.


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There is an irony that this traditional celebration of the assumption of responsibilities seems to actually illustrate the lack thereof.


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Five out of this world, elegant and easy desserts.


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Is my friend a hero?


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Face it: Your child is not perfect. So try to appreciate their challenges and enjoy their strengths.


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Children are as varied as we are. Appreciating their uniqueness will add immeasurably to your pleasure -- and sanity.


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Why would anyone assume the specific work of a home and a marriage should all fall on only one spouse?


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There are many benefits to taking the male-female dynamic out of the education equation.


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