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Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Rabbi Marcus MBE – Yitro

The highlight of the Sidra is the REVELATION ON MOUNT SINAI, which took place six weeks after leaving Egypt, undoubtedly one of the greatest events in our history.

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Rabbi Marcus MBE – Beshalach

  The highlight of this week’s Torah reading is undoubtedly ‘Shirat Hayam’ known also as the ‘Song of Moses’ – the poetic song of thanksgiving commencing ‘Az Yashir…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Rabbi Marcus MBE – Bo

The Sidra is a continuation of the negotiations between Pharaoh, Moshe and Aaron in an effort to secure the freedom of our people.  During each of the previous…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Rabbi Marcus MBE – Vaera

  After their initial request to Pharaoh was rejected, Moshe and Aaron are once again instructed to approach Pharaoh and plead for the Children of Israel.

Balaam’s Prophecy

Balaam’s Prophecy by Naftali Lau-Lavie Few books have moved me in the way that this book has. The author, the brother of the Ex Chief Rabbi of Israel,…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Rabbi Marcus MBE – Shemot

  Rabbi Marcus introduces the second book of the Torah, Shemot, which we start reading this week. Unlike in Bereshit, which deals with many individual characters, it is…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Veyechi

This week’s Sidra, which literally means “and he lived” refers to the last 17 years of Yaacov’s life that he spent in peace in Egypt surrounded by his…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Vayigash

In this week’s Sidra we read of the concluding drama between Joseph and his brothers.  Joseph subjects his brothers to the final and most difficult test.  He proposes…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Mikketz

The Sidra is a continuation of the experiences of Joseph in Egypt. Pharaoh is troubled by his dreams and the butler reminds Pharaoh of Joseph who had successfully…