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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I Look So Fat

While our spouses may love us, warts and all, it's certainly not because of the warts!

Today's Ultimate Status Symbol

Keeping busy to fill the void.

What's the Matter with Kids Today?

There is very little in anyone's life today that teaches respect for authority.

Married and Dating

Get out of the house and rediscover the joy and wonder you have for each other.

Don't Believe Everything You See

In order to judge favorably, consider the potential inaccuracy of the information itself.

The Good War

If you're going to take a stand, you must be prepared to put your money where your mouth is.

Married (A Second Time) With Children

Forget the Brady Bunch. Here are six tools for coping with some of the unique challenges step-families present.

America, George Washington and Me

Can you be both proud to be an American and proud to be a Jew? I am.

Marriage Is Not a Competition

When you hand over the screaming baby, at least try to smile.

Husband Bashing

If husbands aren't really the primary cause of housewives' dissatisfaction, what is?

Beyond Diapers

Why do the worlds of bright, educated, talented women narrow so dramatically when they give birth?

Tom Cruise's Proposal

Making our private moments public diminishes their value.

48 Hours Of Grief

Some of those lost in the recent terror spasm.

The Land of Hope and Dreams

After September 11th, I decided to become an American citizen. Here's why.

Eaten Up with Envy

God didn't forget about you. If you were meant to have that home, spouse, career -- you'd have it.

Getting Off the Couch

Let go of the remote and get up and go.

Teaching the Holocaust to Our Children

In order to understand who we are, our children need an authentic exploration of our past, including the Holocaust.

God's Fingerprint

Looking for God in all the right places.

My So-Called Mid-Life Crisis

I thought I was immune. What happens when a happily married woman hits a mid-life crisis?

The New New Year

Do you arrive at Rosh Hashanah stunned to discover that you're making the same resolutions as the year before? Here's how to break the pattern.

A Case of the Gimmes

Giving brings meaning and love into our lives, and now we find out there's an additional bonus -- we live longer as well.

Stressed Out?

There is an ancient Jewish solution that helps battle the stress in our lives, but it's not easy.

Changing The World

By way of feminism, socialism and idealism, a small Jewish spark turns into a passionate flame.

The Film is Rolling

Brief moments can be excruciatingly slow when projected on a movie screen.

Random Acts of Kindness

We wouldn't advocate random acts of spending. So why treat kindness any less seriously?

A Real Bargain

Do I look like a thief to you?

The music of Miriam

Jewish women can turn to the life of Miriam, the sister of Moses, as a model of hope in the most dire of circumstances.

Upside-Down World

Events in the Jewish world can sometimes only be explained while standing on your head.

Taking Credit

True success in business -- and in life -- comes when it's not about you.

Enron's Collateral Damage

In an age of electronic information, a person's reputation can be destroyed with the press of a button.

God's Management Theory

God was willing to risk His reputation in order to demonstrate how to achieve true success. The least we could do is try to emulate Him.

"You Incompetent Buffoon!"

With the hundreds of service people we encounter in daily life, we are all, in a sense, their employers.

The Time Bind

Would you rather spend your time at home or at the office?

Going Back to Work

With the world changed so dramatically, how can I go back to business as usual?

Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned From Moses

Are you willing to stand up, look everyone in the eye, and say, "I'll make it happen"?

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