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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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?

When the Teacher Calls

Before making any judgments, hear your kids' side of the story.

Adjusting Marriage

People change, and so do marriages.


No matter the job, we all have the opportunity to infuse it with value and dignity.


How to really find your soul mate.

Constant Contact

Do we really want this?

Extra Sensitive?

What's the matter with kids today?

Balloon Boy

It's not only the balloon that got busted.

The Way We Get By

A wonderful documentary about ordinary, elderly people providing extraordinary support.


When we resort to swearing we diminish ourselves.

A Mexican Sukkot Menu

A festive and fun meal everyone will enjoy.

Sukkot: Creating Space for God

Bringing the spiritual into the mundane.

Happy Yom Kippur!

Experience the joy of breaking free from the past and starting anew.

Symbolic Foods

Delicious recipes for the simanim of Rosh Hashanah.

Joy Focus

This new year, I'm looking forward, not backward.


The secret to making the relationship work.

Teenager's Messy Room

Save the battles for the things that really count.

I Don't Love You Anymore

A true story of love, courage and incredible strength.

Bite Your Tongue

How long can you listen without interrupting?

Cooking with Kids

Fun and easy, for the entire family.

Stop Kvetching

Complaining is a poor substitute for productivity and genuine care.


Is cutting in line really that bad?

True Mitzvah Files

The power of kindness.

In Praise of Stay-At-Home Moms

Sometimes the obvious needs to be stated.

Clothing Makes the Adolescent

Do not minimize the importance of clothing to your teenage children.

Are You Tired?

The challenge of middle age is to maintain the idealism of youth.

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