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Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Tazria

  This week’s Sedra is called Tazria. The Sedra continues with the theme of holiness and purity and in particular with the affliction known as Tzara’at. Tzara’at is…

Purim the festival of “Lots”

Lost of food, lots of music, lots of Megillah, lots and lots of drink, lots of noise, lots of people, lots of fun, lots of community and of…

Passover plate n the table with a glass of wine Countdown to Pesach

Pesach Passover commemorates when God freed the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The first two days and last two days are called Yom Tov, and the middle four…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Shemini

This week’s sedra is Shemini. The sedra deals with the laws of Kashrut. The purpose of the laws is to ensure that the Jewish people are a holy…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Tzav

This week’s Sedra is called Tzav which means ‘To Command’.  The Sedra is a continuation of the laws and regulations governing the sacrifices which were brought to the…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Pekudei

  The Sedra Pekudei informs us how the Mishkan was built. The Mishkan was taken to Eretz Yisrael and was the forerunner to the Temple/Synagogue. This Shabbat is…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus- Vayakel

The name of this week’s Sedra Vayakel means and he assembled. This is in reference to the 11th Tishri when Moses called the children of Israel together to…