About the Author


Karen Wolfers Rapaport

Karen Wolfers Rapaport is a psychotherapist specializing in Narrative Therapy. She holds a BA from UCLA and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She received her training from Tufts University. In addition to her therapeutic work and free lance writing, Karen works with families from Israel's Prime Minister's office and Ministry of Defense(via Berlitz International), teaching them English in preparation for their diplomatic posts abroad. A proud mother, she is blessed to live in Israel.


Ashkenazi Style Cholent Recipe

The iconic Jewish meat stew served on Shabbat.

Queen Esther Finds Her Voice

Queen Esther’s transformation from a passive, quiet young lady to an active, courageous heroine.

From Stagnation to Liberation

Tu B’Shvat symbolizes the beginning of the transition from enslavement to redemption.

Cholent: A Delicious History

Traditional and exotic recipes for this genuinely Jewish dish.

Three Lights: Hanukkah, Shabbat and Havdallah

Understanding Judaism’s requirement to generate light on three different occasions.

Silence and the Shofar

The shofar is our ancient meditation, encouraging us to withdraw from the noise of life and go in.

The Holiday of Second Chances

It’s never too late to come home.

Face to Face

Avoiding the trap of living parallel lives in a marriage

When God’s Face is Hidden

Sometimes it is through the darkness that we can bring out our greatest light.

Tu B'shvat: Emerging

Like the trees in the depth of winter, we have the power to emerge from darkness and blossom.

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