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...

Chanukah Blog

The story of Chanukah is a fairly simple one. A typical “they tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat!” Torah story. The most controversial part of it is in fact the spelling of the name of this chag (Chanukah, Hanukah, Chanukkah, Hanukka etc). However, I feel more...

Kislev Rosh Chodesh Knowledge Bomb

Shalom Chaverim,   Today I’m writing about something that I’m sure you wouldn’t regularly contemplate on or discuss whether it is good or bad – NOSTALGIA.   Now you see, here is the dilemma. Some people will look at this word with a sense of happiness....