Rabbi Marcus – Lech Lecha

Lecha Lecha means ‘to go’.   This sedra deals with the journey of Avram and his wife Sarai from their homeland of Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) to the land of Israel.  Furthermore, we look at this sedra as the beginning of our Jewish history, as we refer to Abraham as our forefather, the first man associated with a belief in one G-D and an example of how to live an upright life surrounded by people with different values.

Comment on this article

Latest from the blog

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus VideoRabbi Marcus MBE – Ki Tetze

This week’s Sidra is unique in that it contains 74 Mitzvot (Commandments) – more than in any other Sidra in the Torah.

Communal Succot Dinner – 23rd September

Communal Succot Dinner Sunday 23rd September (First Night Succot) Afternoon and Evening Services commence at 6:45 pm, followed by dinner. Cost: £25 Booking essential via Shul Office 020…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus VideoRabbi Barry Marcus MBE – Shoftim

The name ‘Shoftim’ – meaning judges is taken from the opening word of this week’s Sidra. As our ancestors were about to enter the land of Israel, Moshe…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi VideoRabbi Marcus MBE – Re’eh

Re’eh is a continuation of Moshe’s farewell address to the children of Israel. Parts of the Sidra will be familiar as they form the basis for the Torah…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus VideoRabbi Marcus MBE- Ekev

At the beginning of today’s Sidra we are urged to view all the mitzvot – (commandments) as being of equal importance.

Read more from the blog