About the Author


Dina Coopersmith

Dina Coopersmith has a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Jewish History. She teaches in a number of seminaries in Jerusalem, where she lives with her husband and children.


The Power of Women’s Leadership

Understanding the deeper connection between Miriam, Tu B'Shvat and celebrating the New Moon.

Passover Cleaning for Dummies

5 tips to allow even the worst housekeeper to get to the Seder with no obvious signs of PTSD.

Building Trust in God

The ABC’s of strengthening our connection.

Four Steps to Effective Prayer

Am I talking to a wall? And doesn’t God already know what I need?

Women in the Bible #10: The Power of Great Jewish Women

What is the common thread that unites the illustrious women of Jewish history?

Women in the Bible #9: Esther

Revealing the hidden for all eternity.

Women in the Bible #8: Ruth

Mother of royalty, paradigm of humility and generosity.

Women in the Bible #7: Devorah

Instiller of faith, enabler of redemption.

Women in the Bible #6: Miriam

Instiller of faith, enabler of redemption.

Women in the Bible #5: Dinah

The power to transform evil.

Women in the Bible #4: Rachel & Leah Part 2

The two sisters build the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and bear a positive influence on each other.

Women in the Bible #2: Rivka

The second Jewish matriarch perfected the skills of kindness.

Women in the Bible #1: Sarah

Who was Sarah, the first Jewish woman in history?

Self Respect Versus Arrogance

Will the real me please stand up?

Let Me In

Making space for God this Rosh Hashanah.

4 Elements: Jewish Personality Typing

Getting to know the most fascinating person in the world – yourself.

5 Ways to Keep Your Rosh Hashanah Resolutions

How to stick to your resolutions and reach true growth.

The Book of Ruth: A Crash Course

Mother of royalty, paradigm of humility and generosity.

Rosh Chodesh

Like the moon, the Jewish people will rise up again and light up the night.

Purim: On the Brink

How far would you go to save your child?

Beneath the Surface: A Deeper Look at Modesty

Modesty is as much about revealing as it is about covering up.

Jews and Food: The Passover Connection

Strengthening the life force of the nascent, fragile nation.

Cleaning Queen

What I learned from my Israeli cleaning lady.

Habits for a Highly Effective Yom Kippur

Take one step in breaking free from the entanglements of negative habits and you're guaranteed assistance from the Almighty.

The Face Behind the Mask

God's guiding hand is sometimes felt gently, and other times more forcefully. But the message is there just the same.

Darkness Before the Dawn

Purim teaches us how to trust God even when engulfed in darkness and doubt.

Sukkot: Harvesting Joy

Why is joy the essence of Sukkot?

Passover: A Love Story

The love story began on a night when the loved one was totally unprepared, undeserving of love, yet the lover came anyway and saved her.

The Beauty and the Light

The Greeks enlightened the world with art, philosophy and science. So why does Torah associate the Greeks with forces of darkness?

A Beautiful Life

Shaul Rosenblatt's new book is one of the best on the topic of suffering.

Our Mother Rachel

What is so special about Rachel that we commemorate her death more than any of the other matriarchs and patriarchs?

New Beginnings

If the New Year is a fearsome day of judgment, why is it a cause for celebration?

A Time to Believe

Every holiday in the Jewish calendar represents a certain spiritual energy, and Passover resounds with the energy of faith.

Going the Extra Mile

Sometimes you don't know how far you can go until you're pushed to get there.

Almost Normal

I always considered "being normal" the most important quality in a person. Then I had a baby with Down syndrome.

Ilan Ramon: Shattered Dreams

The death of Ilan Ramon shakes Israel to its core.

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