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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.

Passover Cleaning for Dummies

Passover Cleaning for Dummies

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


Building Trust in God

Building Trust in God

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The ABC’s of strengthening our connection.


Four Steps to Effective Prayer

Four Steps to Effective Prayer

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


Women in the Bible #10: In the Footsteps

Women in the Bible #10: In the Footsteps

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What is the elusive power of the great Jewish woman?


Women in the Bible #9: Esther

Women in the Bible #9: Esther

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Revealing the hidden for all eternity.


Women in the Bible #8: Ruth

Women in the Bible #8: Ruth

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Mother of royalty, paradigm of humility and generosity.


Women in the Bible #7: Devorah

Women in the Bible #7: Devorah

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Instiller of faith, enabler of redemption.


Women in the Bible #6: Miriam

Women in the Bible #6: Miriam

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Instiller of faith, enabler of redemption.


Women in the Bible #5: Dinah

Women in the Bible #5: Dinah

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The power to transform evil.


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

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

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


Women in the Bible #3: Rachel & Leah Part 1

Women in the Bible #3: Rachel & Leah Part 1

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A tale of two sisters.


Women in the Bible #2: Rivka

Women in the Bible #2: Rivka

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The second Jewish matriarch perfected the skills of kindness.


Women in the Bible #1: Sarah

Women in the Bible #1: Sarah

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Who was Sarah, the first Jewish woman in history?


Self Respect Versus Arrogance

Self Respect Versus Arrogance

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Will the real me please stand up?


Let Me In

Let Me In

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Making space for God this Rosh Hashanah.


4 Elements: Jewish Personality Typing

4 Elements: Jewish Personality Typing

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


5 Ways to Keep Your Rosh Hashanah Resolutions

5 Ways to Keep Your Rosh Hashanah Resolutions

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How to stick to your resolutions and reach true growth.


The Book of Ruth: A Crash Course

The Book of Ruth: A Crash Course

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Mother of royalty, paradigm of humility and generosity.


Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh

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


Purim: On the Brink

Purim: On the Brink

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How far would you go to save your child?


Beneath the Surface: A Deeper Look at Modesty

Beneath the Surface: A Deeper Look at Modesty

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


Jews and Food:  The Passover Connection

Jews and Food: The Passover Connection

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Strengthening the life force of the nascent, fragile nation.


Cleaning Queen

Cleaning Queen

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What I learned from my Israeli cleaning lady.


Habits for a Highly Effective Yom Kippur

Habits for a Highly Effective Yom Kippur

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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

The Face Behind the Mask

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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

Darkness Before the Dawn

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


Sukkot: Harvesting Joy

Sukkot: Harvesting Joy

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Why is joy the essence of Sukkot?


Passover: A Love Story

Passover: A Love Story

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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 Beauty and the Light

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


A Beautiful Life

A Beautiful Life

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


Our Mother Rachel

Our Mother Rachel

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


New Beginnings

New Beginnings

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


A Time to Believe

A Time to Believe

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


Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

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


Almost Normal

Almost Normal

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


Ilan Ramon:  Shattered Dreams

Ilan Ramon: Shattered Dreams

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The death of Ilan Ramon shakes Israel to its core.