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  • Kosher Sutra: Synaesthesia (Yitro)

    By Marcus J Freed

    February 17, 2012 | 12:27 am

    In the mid-1920’s a Russian Journalist called Solomon Veniaminovich Shereshevsky was reprimanded by his boss for because he didn’t write any notes during a meeting. Shereskvsky didn’t need to because he had a photographic memory. He was later discovered to be a synesthete.... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Generation Flux

    By Marcus J Freed

    February 5, 2012 | 1:09 pm

    There is a question as to whether our economy is in a recession or if it has entered a full depression. One thing we can be certain of is that things have changed. The current issue of Fast Company magazine leads with a story about ‘Generation Flux’, its name for the status quo.... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Night Terrors (Bo)

    By Marcus J Freed

    January 29, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    A couple of my friends have trouble sleeping at night because their three year-old son wakes them up. For a few months he suffered from ‘night terrors’, screaming and scared at 2am, or he was wide awake and in the mood for playing and singing. Many other people have problems... read on

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  • Kosher Sutra: Be a Contender (Vayeira)

    By Marcus J Freed

    January 20, 2012 | 6:55 am

    We have no shortages of excuses to excuse our lack of success.‘If only I had a better education’. ‘If only I had more money’. ‘If only I was born into another family’. Perhaps the most famous excuse is from Marlon Brando’s 1954 film On the Waterfront when he famously... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Flow (Shmot)

    By Marcus J Freed

    January 13, 2012 | 8:33 am

    Kosher Sutra: Flow (Shmot)

    Humans put extraordinary energy into resisting change. We have the ability to stay in jobs we don’t like, remain living in apartments with annoying neighbours, to remain in unhealthy relationships and carry out several other activities that drain our... read on

  • 2012: A New You (Kosher Sutra)

    By Marcus J Freed

    January 1, 2012 | 7:38 am

    When being told a dramatic story, we all love the surprise ‘reveal’ at the end. Darth Vader removes his mask with “Luke, I am your father”. Russell Crowe spins around to say “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North…”*. In this week’s... read on

  • Kosher Sutra Holiday Special

    By Marcus J Freed

    December 25, 2011 | 4:35 pm


    What do the following things have in common: Jelly doughnuts, female assassins, massage oil, and good old-fashioned hard work? Switch on the kettle, make a cup of caffeine-free herbal tea and join me by the fireside for the Kosher Sutra Holiday Special. It all boils down to three... read on

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