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Shmitah: A year to rest, reset and reflect 

By Mitch Burnie  Shmitah is first mentioned in the Torah in Exodus 23:10-11. “And six years you shall sow your land, and you shall gather in its produce. And the seventh year you shall release it

Walking Meditation for Rosh Hashana 5782

Rosh Hashana this year will be . . . different. Without shule or family gathering we have to adapt and find new ways to connect to this moment.   This idea of this meditation practice

A work in progress: Women, feminism & Jewish life

High Holy Days Supplement 2021 / 5782 What has been the impact of 50 years of Jewish feminism? What have we changed? Where have we failed or stumbled? Did we transform Jewish life?   Women

Sasha Sagan and Sarah Krasnostein

I read Sasha Sagan’s book For Small Creatures Such as We and Sarah Krasnostein’s The Believer almost a year apart. But they are that rare thing – two great works that speak to each other.

Gideon Haigh in Conversation

Gideon Haigh ‘The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent’ – in conversation with John Faulkner Author Gideon Haigh talked with John Faulkner about Haigh’s book ‘The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the

Menachem Kaiser in Conversation

There have been periods in my life when I’ve had to take a long break from reading anything that is even remotely connected to that sea of Holocaust related literature, times when the weight has

Something Sephardi and Something Sweet

Jewish recipes from around the world with Marcia Friedman and Lisa Goldberg   While none of us can travel, what better way to savour the flavours of the world than with an hour of cooking Jewish recipes

Nature Has Not Been Cancelled!

If you really think about it, some of your favourite childhood memories are likely to have taken place outdoors.  Have you ever jumped in muddy puddles? Run outside to collect hail from the grass in a storm? Made mud

And that’s a wrap: less in landfill, more in your fridge

Friends and family keep tell me that cooking has reentered their lives in a big way. This is wonderful news, and a definite silver lining of these otherwise tricky lockdowns. Since we’re spending so much

Keep Busy and Preserve Everything

Some people burp their babies during lockdown and here I am burping the sauerkraut. It smells so good! The slow cooker is sending the aromatic bliss of fermented beetkraut borscht throughout the house. The dehydrator