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Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Devarim

This Shabbat we begin reading the 5th book of the Torah, Deuteronomy/Devarim. It is principally made up of three farewell addresses by Moses to the People of Israel…

Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av marks the destruction of our Temples (1st by the Babylonians in 586 BCE and the 2nd in 70 CE by the Romans) and many subsequent exiles,…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Mattot/Masei

With this week’s double sidra, we finish reading Bamidbar, the fourth book of the Torah.  Mattot deals with the sanctity of the spoken word and the making of…

Video A Feast of Music – The Video

Here are some clips of the music from last week’s concert. The whole concert will be available on the website shortly.   Uvenucho Yomar with Steven Leas and…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Pinchas – Rabbi Marcus

Rabbi Marcus explains why Pinchas had the honour of having a sedra named after him.  We also read about the rights of women with respect to inheritance.

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Chukat – Rabbi Marcus

The name of the parasha, ‘Chukat’ comes from the word ‘Chok’, referring to a mitzvah which does not readily lend itself to logical understanding.  Here, Rabbi Marcus touches…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Korach – Rabbi Marcus

This week’s parasha is named after a man named Korach who sought to challenge Moshe’s leadership. Rabbi Marcus looks into Korach’s character and his introduction of spin.

Photos of Yechezkel Klang Jerusalem, Sol Zim New York, Steven Leas London A Feast of Music

Following our L’dor Vador Concert on the 19th June, we are holding a special Shabbat Service on the 22nd June. Please join us after the kiddush for a…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Shelach Lecha – Rabbi Marcus

Meaning ‘send’ and referring to the 12 spies, one from each tribe, who entered the land of Israel to bring back reports. The returning group’s opinions were divided…

A Quick Way to Heal the World

In memory of Lesley Bryant/Gina Nicoli/Leo White/Gerald Lewis I have had to spend considerable time over the past few years with members who had taken ill and were…

Honorary Officers and Board of Management

At the Annual General Meeting, the following people were appointed as Honorary Officers and members of the Board of Management. Chairman – Nicola Burns Vice Chairman – Melvin…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Beha’alotcha – Rabbi Marcus

Meaning ‘to elevate’ or ‘to light’, this parasha deals with the menorah, one of our most prominent symbols and the symbol of Israel.  Rabbi Marcus also emphasises the…