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Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Pinchas – Rabbi Marcus

Rabbi Marcus explains why Pinchas had the honour of having a sedra named after him.  We also read about the rights of women with respect to inheritance.

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Chukat – Rabbi Marcus

The name of the parasha, ‘Chukat’ comes from the word ‘Chok’, referring to a mitzvah which does not readily lend itself to logical understanding.  Here, Rabbi Marcus touches…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Korach – Rabbi Marcus

This week’s parasha is named after a man named Korach who sought to challenge Moshe’s leadership. Rabbi Marcus looks into Korach’s character and his introduction of spin.

Photos of Yechezkel Klang Jerusalem, Sol Zim New York, Steven Leas London A Feast of Music

Following our L’dor Vador Concert on the 19th June, we are holding a special Shabbat Service on the 22nd June. Please join us after the kiddush for a…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Shelach Lecha – Rabbi Marcus

Meaning ‘send’ and referring to the 12 spies, one from each tribe, who entered the land of Israel to bring back reports. The returning group’s opinions were divided…

A Quick Way to Heal the World

In memory of Lesley Bryant/Gina Nicoli/Leo White/Gerald Lewis I have had to spend considerable time over the past few years with members who had taken ill and were…

Honorary Officers and Board of Management

At the Annual General Meeting, the following people were appointed as Honorary Officers and members of the Board of Management. Chairman – Nicola Burns Vice Chairman – Melvin…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Beha’alotcha – Rabbi Marcus

Meaning ‘to elevate’ or ‘to light’, this parasha deals with the menorah, one of our most prominent symbols and the symbol of Israel.  Rabbi Marcus also emphasises the…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Naso – Rabbi Marcus

Rabbi Marcus investigates the link between this week’s sidra of Naso, which is read on the Shabbat closest to the festival of Shavuot and the significance of the…

Photos Too much cheesecake?

Shavuot is at an end, and with the mountains of cheesecake that were on offer here at the Central over the past two days, it is high time…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Bamidbar – Rabbi Marcus

This week we start reading the fourth book of the Torah, Bamidbar. Rabbi Marcus looks at the reason behind why the Torah was given in the desert and…

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