Jewish Journal

Dream Big or Go Home

By Marcus J Freed

December 16, 2011 | 2:29 pm

Some performers have a bad habit. Receiving a compliment, they reply “oh, I wasn’t that good”, or even worse, “I was awful tonight”. Rather than showing humility, they are display... read on

  • Heal your life, hips & bank balance

    By Marcus J Freed

    December 8, 2011 | 11:42 pm

    There’s a really incredible piece of machinery that has been developed. It has a built-in feedback system that tells you when it needs fixing, the software is continually upgraded and the hardware has a lifetime guarantee. The item is called a ‘body’.

    We are creatures of... read on

  • Awesome (Kosher Sutra)

    By Marcus J Freed

    December 5, 2011 | 2:41 pm

    Last week a Kentucky man made big news. He went shopping, packed his three children and groceries into the car and then drove away before realising he’d left something in the shopping cart: his six-month old baby.

    It is easily done. Not abandoning babies, but forgetting to be... read on

  • Rebecca’s Question: Kosher Sutra/Toldot

    By Marcus J Freed

    November 25, 2011 | 5:22 pm

    Today’s world has no shortage of internal struggles. Challenges abound, from Europe and the Euro to Israel’s secular/religious Jew/Arab troubles. There are institutions like Penn State, whose internal denial and reluctant acceptance of scandal persists. American elite’s... read on

  • Abe’ll Fix It (Chayei Sarah)

    By Marcus J Freed

    November 14, 2011 | 11:02 pm

    Abe’ll Fix It (Chayei Sarah)

    Human beings can achieve great things but we also have the capacity to over-complicate things. Hillel managed a memorable soundbite when he summed it all up whilst standing on one foot. Is this a metaphor for human potential? If it’s possible to say... read on

  • Revelation (Vayera)

    By Marcus J Freed

    November 11, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    The male of our species is equipped with the unique capacity to ignore items that are directly in front of its eyes. “the bananas are in the fridge next to the butter” says the female. “I can’t see it” replies the baffled male. “Here” says his mate, pointing at the... read on

  • Occupy Yoga, Occupy Your Life

    By Marcus J Freed

    November 3, 2011 | 12:32 am

    We are living in times of economic frustration with ‘Occupy’ protests in over 100 cities across the world. These tented cities have captured the imagination of people wanting a redistribution of wealth, but whether they will achieve their aims is yet to be seen. On walking... read on

  • Kosher Sutra: Ride with the tide & go with the flow (Noah)

    By Marcus J Freed

    October 27, 2011 | 10:12 am

    Kosher Sutra: ‘God’s breath calmed the waters’ (Gen 8:1)
    Posture: Boat Pose/Navasana
    Soul Solution: Calm the inner chaos
    Body Benefit: Strengthen abs, deepen breath.

    I recently saw a poster promoting a meditation class in Malibu that had the picture of someone surfing on a... read on

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Marcus J Freed is a studio-trained yogi, yeshiva-trained educator, published author, BBC broadcaster and classically-trained actor.  Marcus has developed a quartet of powerful...

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