Nissan Rosh Chodesh Knowledge Bomb

Max with the fax Well…March 2020, probably the most significant and memorable of months for all of us. A lot happened in March: a virus has spread across the world effecting thousands, Harvey Weinstein finally saw justice and the Me Too movement had a big win...

Purim Blog

Purim is a confusing chag. Like many chaggim, it’s when we remember a story from our collective past, and like many other Jewish stories it includes a pretty substantial amount of suffering. But why on Purim, remembering a time when Haman literally wanted “to destroy,...

Adar Rosh Chodesh Knowledge Bomb

‘Tit-illation’; Double Standards and the Censorship of the Female Breast I’m sure we’re all familiar with the #FreeTheNipple movement – it’s slogan is often the butt of a joke or the half-baked battle cry of someone trying to mock modern Western feminism’s...

Tu Bishvat

Tu bishvat Tu B’Shevat is the Hebrew date specified as the new year for trees. Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give life to the world’s wildlife, providing them with habitats...

Sh’vat Rosh Chodesh Knowledge Bomb

Disability vs Impairment Recently on my uni course we have been talking a lot about disability and impairment and how they have become social problems, rather than just things that people have in their lives.  One of the main discussions that is brought up is that of...

Tevet Rosh Chodesh Knowledge Bomb

Shalom chaverim, In this blog entry, I’ll be delving into the issue of categorisation, and discussing this phenomenon’s lasting impacts on the societies in which we live today. To many of you, categorisation is likely not a topic that you will have considered with...