About the Author


Dina Coopersmith

Dina Coopersmith has a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Jewish History. She teaches in a number of seminaries in Jerusalem, where she lives with her husband and children.


Is Grease the Word?

Olivia Newton John’s death got me rethinking Grease’s messages regarding relationships and gender.

Rosh Chodesh: The Meaning of the New Month

Like the moon, the Jewish people will rise up again and light up the night.

Women in the Bible #10: The Power of Great Jewish Women

What is the common thread that unites the illustrious women of Jewish history?

Our Mother Rachel

What is so special about Rachel that we commemorate her death more than any of the other matriarchs and patriarchs?

The Power of Women’s Leadership

Understanding the deeper connection between Miriam, Tu B'Shvat and celebrating the New Moon.

Passover Cleaning for Dummies

5 tips to allow even the worst housekeeper to get to the Seder with no obvious signs of PTSD.

Building Trust in God

The ABC’s of strengthening our connection.

Four Steps to Effective Prayer

Am I talking to a wall? And doesn’t God already know what I need?

Women in the Bible #2: Rivka

The second Jewish matriarch perfected the skills of kindness.

Self Respect Versus Arrogance

Will the real me please stand up?

Let Me In

Making space for God this Rosh Hashanah.

4 Elements: Jewish Personality Typing

Getting to know the most fascinating person in the world – yourself.

5 Ways to Keep Your Rosh Hashanah Resolutions

How to stick to your resolutions and reach true growth.

The Book of Ruth: A Crash Course

Mother of royalty, paradigm of humility and generosity.

Going the Extra Mile

Sometimes you don't know how far you can go until you're pushed to get there.

A Beautiful Life

Shaul Rosenblatt's new book is one of the best on the topic of suffering.

Cleaning Queen

What I learned from my Israeli cleaning lady.

Almost Normal

I always considered "being normal" the most important quality in a person. Then I had a baby with Down syndrome.

Sukkot: Harvesting Joy

Why is joy the essence of Sukkot?

Habits for a Highly Effective Yom Kippur

Take one step in breaking free from the entanglements of negative habits and you're guaranteed assistance from the Almighty.

A Time to Believe

Every holiday in the Jewish calendar represents a certain spiritual energy, and Passover resounds with the energy of faith.

Passover: A Love Story

The love story began on a night when the loved one was totally unprepared, undeserving of love, yet the lover came anyway and saved her.

Ilan Ramon: Shattered Dreams

The death of Ilan Ramon shakes Israel to its core.

Darkness Before the Dawn

Purim teaches us how to trust God even when engulfed in darkness and doubt.

The Face Behind the Mask

How do we find God when His face is hidden?

Hanukkah: The Spiritual Battle Between Light and Darkness

The Greeks enlightened the world with art, philosophy and science. So why does Torah associate them with forces of darkness?

Beneath the Surface: A Deeper Look at Modesty

Modesty is as much about revealing as it is about covering up.

Jews and Food: The Passover Connection

Strengthening the life force of the nascent, fragile nation.

Purim: On the Brink

How far would you go to save your child?

New Beginnings

If the New Year is a fearsome day of judgment, why is it a cause for celebration?

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