Wednesday 23rd April 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Stan and Ava Smookler on the birth of a granddaughter (parents Sandy and Lauren van der Zanden).
  • Mazeltov to Maish and Glenda Preskow on the occasion of Warren’s engagement to Nicole Ackermann.
  • Mazeltov to Lester and Jennnifer Woolfson on the forthcoming wedding to Natalie daughter of Cherryl Levin.
  • Condolences to Glenda Preskow on the loss of her mother.
  • Mazeltov to Glyn and Glynis Ismay on the birth of a granddaughter in Sidney.
  • Condolences to David Nathan on the loss of his mother.
  • Mazeltov to Gary Bolel and Robin Cohen on the birth of a grandson.
  • Mazeltov to Merrick and Gail Silver on the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Phillip and Esther Karter on the birth of a granddaughter in Chicago.
  • Condolences to Golde Colley on the loss of her brother in Australia.

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Thoughts 2014.04.11

Thoughts 2014.04.11

I have been speaking a lot to the Kehilla lately about the deleterious effects of Lashon Harah. The Chovos Halevavos goes as far as to say, your merits, transfer to those whom you slander and their aveirot become yours. Does not get much scarier than that! So when I saw the following idea in Rav [...]

April 11, 2014 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

The Fast Begins Wednesday Night 12/3/2014

The Fast Begins Wednesday Night 12/3/2014

A special segula for the Fast of Esther. There is a book of stories, moral guidance and customs published towards the beginning of the 18th century by Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kaidanover called Kav Hayashar (lit. The Just Measure). In chapter 97 he writes that anyone in need of Rachmei Shamayim, literally, mercy from Heaven, should [...]

March 12, 2014 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Thoughts 2014.01.23

Thoughts 2014.01.23

I saw a lovely idea in the name of Chafetz Chayim in the writings of Rabbi Donnenbaun, Rav of Heichel Hatorah. When Moshe names his two sons, he called them with names infused with great significance. His eldest son was names Gershom which means, I was a sojourner in a strange land. His second son [...]

January 23, 2014 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Parashat Miketz

Parashat Miketz

I heard in the name of Rav Moshe Feinstein Z”L, a remarkable insight which I know will resonate with you just as it did in me. In this week’s parashah, Miketz we find the story of Josef and his brothers meeting up again just before Yosef reveals his true identity to his siblings. The verse [...]

November 29, 2013 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Parashat Vayeishev

Parashat Vayeishev

I always look for connections between the weekly sedra and events which affect Israel and world Jewry in general or us in particular. Avraham Avinu, who personified chessed, kindness, is dealt primarily in three parshiot. Lech Lecha, Vayera and Chayei Sarah. Yaakov, whose specific focus was fear of Hashem and His service, is found in [...]

November 18, 2013 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0