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Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Vayeshev

This week’s sedra Vayeshev is amongst the better known sections from the Torah and revolves around Joseph, Yaacov’s beloved younger son.  His older brothers’ jealousy is aroused by…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Vayishlach

Vayishlach means ‘and he sent’, referring to the messengers that Yaakov sent ahead of him to Israel to meet his brother Esav before his planned return to the…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Vayetze

In this week’s sedra Vayetze, Ya’acov leaves his home to escape the wrath of his brother Esau and travels to Haran (Mesopotamia – in Iraq of today) to…

Central Hebrew Classes – January 2015

Central Hebrew 101 Classes Having trouble reading Hebrew? Find it difficult to follow the service? Join us for a Hebrew beginners 5 week course starting in January 2015….

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Toldot

This week’s Sedra, Toldot, means ‘Generations’ and includes the famous stories of Isaac and Rebecca’s twin sons, Jacob and Esau and their struggles within the family.

Hebrew Melody Concert

A beautiful tone, stylish technique and profoundly expressive interpretative approach were the qualities on display in a superb recital at Central Synagogue, Hallam Street, on Wednesday 12 November,…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Chaye Sarah

This week’s Sidra “Chaye Sarah” literally meaning “the life of Sarah” curiously begins with the death of Sarah in Hebron (also known as Kiryat Arba).  In a sense…

Hans and Rudolph

Next week we are going to be adding a Book Review Section on our website.With this in mind I purchased the book “Hans and Rudolph which kept me spellbound ,…

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