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Fallen Arches

An inter-Synagogue bowling event between Marble Arch, St. John’s Wood and ourselves was always going to be a one sided event. However, no one expected the total destruction…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Emor – Rabbi Marcus

Part of this week’s Torah reading is parashat hamoadim, the chapter dealing with the entire cycle of our holy days. Rabbi Marcus briefly touches on the importance of…

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…

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