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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 ,…

“Hebrew Melody” Concert – 12th November

  “Hebrew Melody” Concert  Jack Liebeck, violin, Danny Driver, piano, 12th November, 2014 One of the most haunting, beautiful pieces of music ever written by a Jewish composer, one…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus – Vayera

This week’s Torah reading is the second of three sidrot that inform us of the life and experiences of our forefather Avraham. Despite his obvious discomfort due to…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Lech L’cha

‘Lech Lecha’ – meaning ‘Go forth’ signal’s our forefather Avram’s journey and the beginnings of Jewish history.  Avram is called upon by the Almighty to leave his home…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Noach

Noach is one of the better known Biblical personalities. He managed to withstand the corrupt behaviour of those around him and was together with his family singled out…

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Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Rabbi Marcus – Bereshit

Rabbi Marcus introduces the concept of continual growth and study, exemplified by our practice of starting the reading of the entire Torah from the beginning in Genesis as…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Haazinu

  This week’s Sedra consists of one chapter with the first 43 verses written in poetic form and known as ‘Shirat Ha’azinu’ (literally the song of Ha’azinu) and…