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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Sparing Kids Pain

Stop coddling your children. They need to experience struggle and rejection.

I Don’t Know

How I wish everyone would learn to say this more often.

Short People

I’m really frustrated about being short.

Everyone is Fighting a Great Battle

One way to deepen your sense of compassion and empathy.

Givers and Takers

When you're giving but getting nothing back in return.

In Constant Motion

I need to learn how to slow down.

In-Law Woes

Help! My mother-in-law is taking over my life and my husband doesn’t care.

True Courage

Despite multiple battle wounds, he gave honor and glory to others.

The Importance of Chores

Studies show that giving kids chores is key to their personal growth.

Broken Family

My daughter has run off and my son-in-law won’t let me see my grandsons. Should I continue to help them out?

Visiting the Sick

How to do it right.

All the Lonely People

We can all make a difference in other people’s lives.

Mother’s Cosmetic Surgery

My mother scheduled plastic surgery to improve her appearance. My father and I think she’s making a big mistake.

Turning 60

I am freaking out.

Make Your Mark

We have the creative power to perform astounding acts of kindness.

My Wife Is No Longer Religious

I love my wife very much and don't want to lose her. I don’t know what to do.

Believing Gossip

A frightening true story that happened to me.

Men and Listening

With their single-minded focus, men are actually excellent listeners.

My Surgery Right before Passover

Being completely dependent on others forced me to redefine myself.

Assume Good Intent

How to change the whole dynamic of your relationships.

Do-Gooder

My husband is annoyed that I spend so much time involved in many worthwhile causes.

Next Year in Jerusalem

Passover’s inspiring message of hope.

Boiling Point

I hate confrontation and let things slide until things boil over and I explode.

Chris Borland’s Early Retirement

The football player is really using his head.

Jews, People Are Watching

It’s an awesome privilege – and responsibility – to be part of the Jewish people.

Husband’s Dysfunctional Family

My husband’s a gem, his family is not. We’re expecting our first baby and they want to be in our lives more often.

Our Daily Bread

Thank God I am not a Hollywood screenwriter.

Purim is Not the Mardi Gras

The drinking isn’t for the body; use it for the soul.

On Airplanes and Being

The last bastion of quiet, wifi and cell phone-free space.

How to Choose Love

Making your marriage thrive by constantly choosing to love.

Severing Contact with Divorced Sister-in-Law

Our brother demands that we end our relationship with his first wife. None of his siblings want to.

Facebook and Modesty

The challenge of maintaining privacy and dignity in the Facebook era.

Dumping Garbage

Why are people throwing their garbage every single day into our lawn’s bushes?

Using My Daughter

I’m annoyed at the people helping my special-needs daughter in order to build their resume.

Snow Day Dreaming

Oh how I wished I was living in New York! Yes it’s pathetic.

Deflated Footballs

Why doesn’t everyone come right out and say they cheated?

Raising Independent Children

How to encourage your kids to let go and fly.

My Delayed Flight Nightmare

Three lessons that apply to everyone.

Caffé Sospeso

This is a unique cup of coffee everyone should be having.

They’re Sabotaging My Diet

I need to lose 40 pounds and instead of helping me, my family is standing in my way.

Concentrate On the Driving

Billboards? What billboards?

Marriage or Kids: Who Comes First?

How our obsessive focus on parenting is harming our marriage.

Please R.S.V.P.

The plague of not responding to invitations. It’s more serious than you think.

My Narcissistic Mother

How do I honor my mother when she is almost unbearable?

Hanukkah and Hope

Yes, the world is dark but we have the power to light it up.

A Gift Gone Wrong

How do you explain this disturbing lack of gratitude?

Kalman Levine: In Memoriam

Making the pain personal.

Dear Emuna: Introducing Shabbat to Our Teens

I want our family to start having Shabbat dinners, but I’m concerned my teenaged kids will be resentful.

Foodie

When you are living to eat.

Groggy Morning Emails

How my day got ruined by one annoying message.

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