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Israeli flag Happy 65th Birthday Israel

Happy birthday Israel. We never forget how important you are and how much a part of us you are. I hope you enjoy my versions I recorded.  

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Tazria / Metzora – Rabbi Marcus

We read two sidrot this week – Tazria and Metzora – both of which deal with the themes of holiness and purity.  Rabbi Marcus briefly explains the connection…

Hannah Szenes dressed as a Hungarian soldier on Purim Hannah Szenes – My G-d, My G-d

Hannah Szenes (July 17, 1921 – November 7, 1944) was one of 37 Jews from Mandatory Palestine parachuted by the British Army into Yugoslavia during the Second World…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Shemini – Rabbi Marcus

Rabbi Marcus summarizes the contents of parashat Shemini. The topic of Kashrut is mentioned and Rabbi Marcus briefly talks about a common misconception related to our dietary laws.

Jewish London starts here!

When I first came to London for my semester abroad, I was nervous about the Jewish community. I knew there was a very large Jewish contingent in both…

Mazzarella!

With just a few days to go until the start of the marathon matzah eating festival, here are a few great song links for pesach that might inspire…

Malovany sings at the Central

Had you asked me a few years back whether a meeting of cantors to listen to someone talk in detail about Nusach would be of interest, I think…

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