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.

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Sometimes It Really Is Just a Phase

Don’t make a bad mood more than it is.

Sharing Your Spouse’s Interests (Even When You Really Don’t)

If it’s important to him, I try to make it important to me.

No One’s Perfect

I’ve been too judgmental lately.

Dear Emuna: Married Lonely Hearts Club

Advice to two wives who, for different reasons, feel lonely at home.

Trump and Other Topics I Refuse to Talk About

We are given only a certain number of words to use in our lifetime. Don’t waste them.

(Not) Dressed for the Prom

What message are we giving our daughters when we pay for revealing dresses that objectify their body?

Why the Messiah Must be on His Way

My unforgettable encounter with unadulterated innocence, sincerity and truth.

Hostile Words

My neighbor accused me of being a thief.

Don’t Say It’s Too Late

Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

Helping My Unhappy Sister

How can I prevent my sister from engaging in self-pity and help her be more grateful?

Feeling the Awe on Shavuot

Start by taking a walk with a two-year-old.

This Isn’t the Life I Ordered

You may be right. But it’s the one you’ve got and it’s your job to make the best of it.

Criticizing My Husband

I knew I was blowing it as the words came out of my mouth.

Yelling at Joe Biden’s Teacher

His mother showed him that she has his back, but was that enough?

Changing vs Accepting My Husband

Empathy? You knew who I was when you married me.

Groundhog Day Revisited

Why do I find every morning, afternoon and evening to be the same?

Sheryl Sandberg on Her Husband’s Death

The Facebook COO’s new book on facing adversity and finding joy is full of insight and wisdom.

Breaking Routine

Multi-tasking may be touted as a female trait but it seems to have missed me!

The Line Outside My Bedroom Door

If only I had an ensuite bathroom!

Women Want Empathy, Men Crave Affirmation

My new insight regarding differences between my husband and me.

Ladies, Don’t Lose Sight of the Essence of Passover

I’d rather organize my cupboards than look at the ways I still need to grow.

Mike Pence and Dining with Other Women

The VP won't eat alone with a woman other than his wife. Instead of condemning him, I think we should applaud him.

Help! My Mother Won’t Leave Our House

My mother lacks boundaries and never leaves when she comes to visit.

My Goal This Passover Seder

To simply tell our children the incredible story of what God did for us when He took us out of the slavery in Egypt.

Giving and Receiving Compliments

A small idea that could really change the world.

That Jerk is Also Created in the Image of God

“I love humanity; it’s just people I can’t stand.”

Don’t Get Smashed on Purim

Getting rip-roaring drunk misses the whole point of Purim.

Alcohol Themed Recipes for Purim

Let Tequila, Bloody Mary and Pina Colada grace your table.

Should You Always Express How You Feel?

If we have to choose between being inauthentic and kind or authentic and nasty, I would go with inauthentic every time.

Caught in the Middle of My Fighting Parents

I am sick of holding my parents’ failing marriage on my shoulders.

Facebook Rats

Stop pressing the lever.

Juicy Piece of Gossip

Applying the 24-hour rule to sharing gossip.

How Can I Give Advice?

With too many variables and unknowns, how do I know what’s right for you, your husband or your child?

Tu B’Shvat: Cooking with the 7 Species

Delicious recipes from pomegranate cheesecake to split pea and barley soup.

Playing the Martyr

I’ve been violating every marriage and parenting principle I know.

Frustrated Husbands

One is fed up with his overweight wife, and the other can’t understand how their marriage began to fall apart.

Thai Recipes You Must Try at Home

Fun, interesting and totally yummy dishes to spice up your menu.

Telling Kids What to Do

Are parents afraid to teach their young kids values and proper behavior in a clear, unambiguous manner?

Why Vince Lombardi Was Wrong

Lessons from playing Foosball with my grandson.

Daughter-in-Law Badmouthing My Son

My daughter-in-law talks to me negatively about my son. How do I set a boundary?

Words and Marriage

What you say and how you say it make a huge difference, especially in marriage.

The Best Of

What we can learn from year-end Top 10 lists.

It’s Not about the Donuts

Don’t let the UN vote get you down this Hanukkah.

Shine Your Light

Every person has their unique light to bring forth to the world.

The $1 Million Hollywood Bar Mitzvah

What is driving this kind of insane indulgence?

Lunch at the White House

The intoxicating allure of power.

A White Lie

Is it okay to lie in order to not hurt someone’s feelings?

Speech-less

We seem to be living in a world of increasing indifference and selfishness.

My Big Birthday

Every birthday is an opportunity to reflect and be grateful.

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