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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Don’t Worry about the Turkey!

Let’s stop putting pressure on ourselves in areas that don’t really matter.

Resenting Thanksgiving

I’m expected to cook and host and no one helps. Gratitude is the last thing I’m feeling on Thanksgiving.

Saying No

A test for real friendship.

You Feel Me

A moment of connection on a crowded New York street.

My Daughter Ate My Homework

Yes kids are the priority, but don’t use that as an excuse to get out of your commitments.

Should We Divorce?

My husband has addiction and anger issues. What’s best for my kids: stay with him or divorce?

Songs from Our Youth

This old blind man knew the entire Torah by heart. I know the words to “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

No Politics or Religion

My husband doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut and has alienated friends and family.

Put a Fix On It

We all make mistakes. But we don’t have to keep making the same mistake.

A Non-Jew’s Question

Are we fulfilling our mandate to be a “light unto the nations”?

Sleep Deprived

What do you focus on when you wake up in the morning: blessing or lack?

Whose Work Comes First?

My husband wants me to join him at a business-related party, I want to stay at home to complete my work.

I Thought I Had More Time

All we have is right now, this moment.

Take the Initiative in Your Marriage

Don’t wait for your spouse to give you what you need.

Horse and Rider: Who’s Leading Whom?

Practical suggestions on how to prepare for Yom Kippur.

Should I Remain a Working Mom?

Am I working to avoid facing issues in my marriage?

Rosh Hashanah: No Distractions

When we hear the shofar, all distractions fade away. It’s our moment to choose life.

Jew Vs Jew Vs Iran

Jewish infighting is giving our enemies just what they want.

Life Doesn’t Seem Fair

My dear friend remains single and alone, while a former adulterous friend is remarried and expecting. How’s that fair?

From Germany to Israel

Visiting Wannsee gave me a far deeper appreciation of Israel.

We Are Not Alone

You are not the center of the universe.

Patti LuPone’s Great Performance

She took the texting scourge into her own hands. Let’s follow suit.

The Don’t Text and Drive Campaign

One Jewish mom in LA is waging a campaign to stop people from texting while they drive. It’s catching on.

Infographic: Three Reasons Couples Grow Apart

Many couples divorce because “we just grew apart.” It can happen to any of us if we’re not careful.

Nasty Sister-in-Law

Aloof and rude, I think my self-respect demands that I distance myself from my husband’s sister.

My Lack of Control

I’m sweating the small stuff and it’s no way to live.

Adult Coloring Books

What’s behind the new bestselling phenomenon?

My Friend's Incredible Humility

I was blown away by her extraordinary act; she didn’t think it was even praiseworthy.

Tattletale

My son’s school wants him to tattle on his friends or be expelled. What should we do?

Sparing Kids Pain

Stop coddling your children. They need to experience struggle and rejection.

I Don’t Know

How I wish everyone would learn to say this more often.

Short People

I’m really frustrated about being short.

Everyone is Fighting a Great Battle

One way to deepen your sense of compassion and empathy.

Givers and Takers

When you're giving but getting nothing back in return.

In Constant Motion

I need to learn how to slow down.

In-Law Woes

Help! My mother-in-law is taking over my life and my husband doesn’t care.

True Courage

Despite multiple battle wounds, he gave honor and glory to others.

The Importance of Chores

Studies show that giving kids chores is key to their personal growth.

Broken Family

My daughter has run off and my son-in-law won’t let me see my grandsons. Should I continue to help them out?

All the Lonely People

We can all make a difference in other people’s lives.

Mother’s Cosmetic Surgery

My mother scheduled plastic surgery to improve her appearance. My father and I think she’s making a big mistake.

Make Your Mark

We have the creative power to perform astounding acts of kindness.

My Wife Is No Longer Religious

I love my wife very much and don't want to lose her. I don’t know what to do.

Believing Gossip

A frightening true story that happened to me.

Men and Listening

With their single-minded focus, men are actually excellent listeners.

My Surgery Right before Passover

Being completely dependent on others forced me to redefine myself.

Assume Good Intent

How to change the whole dynamic of your relationships.

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