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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The Marriage Quiz

Answering the following questions is a great place to start preparing for the High Holidays.

New Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

A new menu for the new year.

Why Have Children?

Is being a parent more difficult and less rewarding than expected?

The Makeup Wars

Adolescence is really about conformity, not rebellion.

Widows and Orphans

Their pain is very great and it’s too easy to forget about them.

Dear Emuna: Pesky Kids

Should I tell my friend that I think her son has a serious problem?

Courting Danger

What is the appeal of risking your life to climb a mountain?

The Soul of Marriage

What can I do today to give my spouse pleasure?

Dear Emuna: The Oblivious Husband

And the case of the burping teenager.

Caught on Camera

Everything you say is being recorded.

What's for Dinner?

Why does such a simple question inspire such dread?

Dear Emuna: Losing Faith

Struggles with faith and concerns that a neighbor is harming his children.

Summer Camp

Yes it's a luxury, but it's worth it.


Unfortunately, a good friend is a rarity.

Dear Emuna: Always Late

Aish.com's new advice column! Chronic latecomers, an over-reaching mother-in-law and naughty neighbors.

An Inconvenient Truth

Lessons from the Gores' divorce.


How to effectively deal with insults.

Motivated to Change

Two recent books had a profound affect on me.

Eli and His Little White Lie

A children's book with a penetrating lesson for us all.

Turning Our Backs on Israel

When Jews attempt to separate themselves from their brethren in order to curry favor with the outside world, we're in trouble.

It's Not Fair!

Treating kids fairly doesn’t mean treating them the same.

The Gift of Torah

Shavuot is all about appreciating.

Giving Advice

You’re only qualified to give advice when you recognize how little you really know.

Shavuot Dairy Treats

It's not about the cheesecake. But it sure does help!

Those Dirty Socks

Don't over analyze your marriage.

Woody's Non-Jewish Legacy

Guilt and complaining are not Jewish ideas.

Comfort Foods

Muffins -- the perfect pick-me-up food to enjoy any time of day.

Days of Remembrance

Some people are in danger of forgetting. Some of us will never forget.

You've Lost Weight!

How to effectively give compliments.

I Don't Know

Want respect? Don't pretend you know everything.

Passover Overreaction

If I spend the preparation time yelling at my children, am I really getting rid of the chametz?

Passover Menu with a Twist

Creative Passover recipes everyone will rave about.

No More American Idol

Our society thrives on embarrassing others. It’s time to stop.

Doctors: A Second Opinion

Doctors run a very high risk of becoming indifferent to the pain and humanity of their patients.

Stressed Out

Coming to terms with life's unavoidable stressors.

Purim's Real Joy

Recognizing that everything -- even experiencing the pain of a terrifying illness -- is from the Almighty.

Share This

What are the most frequently shared New York Times' articles?

The Parent/School Partnership

We need to be actively involved in our children’s educational lives.

What Kind of Attention?

Give your children attention for doing the right thing, not for doing the wrong thing.

Teenagers and Clothing

Teaching your children the fine line between needs and wants.

Restaurant Skirmish

Sometimes our kindness does more harm than good.

The Boredom Problem

Don't feel inadequate for not constantly entertaining your kids.

Dreams of Greatness

The focus on greatness can distract us from the real accomplishments of life.

The More Religious Spouse

What to do when she wants Shabbos and he wants the football game.

Making Room for Daddy

Most fathers want to be involved. Don’t sabotage their efforts.

Giving the Right Gift

How to buy the perfect present.

Do I Look Fat?

And other times best not to say exactly what you're thinking.

If You Really Loved Me...

Don't turn every disagreement into a referendum on the state of your marriage.

A Chanukah Menu

It's not about the food -- or is it?

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