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Musings from the wilderness… part 6

Observing the world around us It’s night time, the sun has gone to rest and a small sliver of the moon has shown its face. I am sure there is a name for that kind

Top 5 Jewish shows to binge this week! 6 October

Our recap of the best tv, movies and docos to watch this week! Join our private Facebook group Couch Latkes for more tv/movie suggestions! Wish I was Here - #IndieDarling A struggling actor, father and

Jewish Britain in the time of Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey fans around the world are rejoicing at the release of the long-awaited Downton Abbey movie, a historical drama set in 1927 in England. What was this historical period like for the Jewish population

What to watch before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

It’s the holiday season! That time of year filled with too much eating, too many family reunions, and having to explain to your boss why you need so much time off. And there’s no better

7 Jewish-y Mamamia No Filter Podcast episodes you should listen to.

Have you heard of Mamamia’s No Filter podcast? In it, Jewish media mogul Mia Freedman hosts candid conversations that count, with incredible people.  Over the past couple of years I’ve listened to these weekly conversations

A time for reflection and forward thinking… a message from Shalom’s CEO

With the new year approaching, I thought I would take a step back, and look at Shalom’s mission. What we set out to do, and what we’ve achieved so far. At Shalom, our goal has

Musings from the wilderness… Part 5

Make the Change!! Over the past month this blog has had a theme. I sarcastically recall a story from the week, link it to an idea I want to talk about and through wit and

New on Netflix: Unbelievable

Netflix’s newest offering is Unbelievable, an eight-episode limited series based on the 2018 book, An Unbelievable Story of Rape. The series explores two different stories -- one about Marie Adler (played by Kaitlyn Dever,) a

Musings from the wilderness… Part 4

The meaning of a schlepper... I am convinced that gnats are the devil with wings! Little insects flying around my facial orifices trying to lay their eggs; the very definition of devil behaviour. This morning

5 reasons why every Jewish woman should watch Workin’ Mums

Boobs. That’s the first thing that was shown in the first episode of the first season of Canadian comedy Workin’ mums. It’s not a raunchy sex scene. And it’s definitely not pornographic. It’s three women,