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Brief History of the Jews

Set the impossible task of relaying to us the history of the Jews over the last 2000 years, Rabbi Michael Pollak did a superb job. He started in…

Cheesecakes galore!

Growing up we are all subjected to the same few cheesecake recipes passed down by our bobbas and mums.This year I thought that I would look for alternative…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Naso

Naso contains a variety of seemingly unrelated subjects. The sidra informs us of the various tasks of the Levites; the sanctity of marriage; the laws pertaining to a…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Bamidbar

This week we begin reading the fourth book of the Torah – Bamidbar – meaning “in the desert”. This Sidra reports in detail the census of all adult…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Bechukotai

In this Sidra, which is the last in the Book of Vayikra (Leviticus), we are challenged to choose the way of Torah and promised that should the Torah…

Cordon Bleu Challah Baking

I’m not a great chef, that may not be obvious to you, but it is all too obvious to my family. I can make a great Curry and…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Behar

This week’s sedra is called Behar which refer’s to Mount Sini. The sedra sets out the Jewish approach to our relationship with Earth. It conveys to us that…

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