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8 things to do this Hannukah

8 things to do this Hanukkah  With Hanukkah coming up, and a new decade starting shortly after, we’ve rounded up 8 meaningful things you can do on each of the 8 nights of Hanukkah, so

Musings from the wilderness… Part 13

The Finale! I’ve never been a person to keep a diary, I never thought my days were interesting enough to write them down. I usually just hold onto a good story from the day and

Musings from the wilderness… Part 12

The changing of the seasons! When I look at my weather app and see 10 degrees, it’s not so bad. Like, it’s definitely cold and I shouldn’t leave the tent without a jumper but I

Musings from the wilderness… Part 11

Why? It’s been a while since I have sat through a science class, 11 years give or take. I dropped it like the plague along with maths when I had the chance and never looked

Musings from the wilderness… Part 10

Counting Sheep Counting sheep to fall asleep, a strategy not too steep, won’t make you weep and oh so very very cheap. I didn’t intend to write such a beautifully poetic first line but after

Experiencing Shabbat

Shabbat is one of the most recognised Jewish holidays in the world. Whether you celebrate it weekly with your family, or you haven’t kept it since your youth movement days, everyone has a Shabbat story

Musings from the wilderness… Part 9

Early rising Every morning when I wake up to start the day, I raise my hands to the sky, shaking them with disgust when I ask, “Why is it still dark outside?” Until I remember

Succah by the Sea – time to reimagine ritual!

For over 3000 years, Jewish people around the world have left the comforts of their homes to eat , and the walls must be impermanent and remain open on some sides, open to passers-by -

Musings from the wilderness…. Part 8

Simchat Torah on a farm! It was rumoured for a few weeks that Simchat Torah on the farm was going to go off, a night of heavy drinking and a chance to interact with people

Musings from the wilderness… Part 7

Succot at its finest! It’s Sukkafest, a 10 day festival (Sukkot is 7 days, but we are extending!!) of the hut where hundreds will flow through the farm to celebrate the harvest and nature. Like