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

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

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

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

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

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 3

The power of seclusion and conversation I would never recommend smoking cigarettes to anyone. It is an unhealthy, expensive and smelly habit I picked up at 16. There is nothing fun about standing outside in