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Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Balak

In this Sidra we read of the confrontation between Balak, the King of Moab, and the children of Israel who wished to pass through Moab on the way…

Kids Kiddush Takeover – 7th July

The children and grandchildren of Central Synagogue are taking over the whole Kiddush and will be deciding what to serve the community on Shabbat 7th July. Concerned? Don’t…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Chukat

The word Chukat is derived from the word ‘Chok’ which is often unsatisfactorily translated to mean statute. The 613 Mitzvot of the Torah can be divided into 2 groups- MISHPAT…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Korach

Korach was of the tribe of Levi and a cousin of Moshe and Aaron, and was motivated by jealousy.  In his attempt to overthrow Moshe, he criticised Moshe…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Beha’alotcha

The Sidra opens with what is arguably one of the most prominent of all our symbols – the seven branched menorah (symbol of the modern State of Israel). The importance…

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Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Naso

Naso contains a variety of seemingly unrelated subjects. The Sidra informs us of the various tasks of the Levites; the sanctity of marriage, the laws pertaining to a…

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