Friday 29th August 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Harold and Melanie Elison on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Mark and Nicci Elison in Australia.
  • Mazeltov to Brad and Hayley Yudelowitz on the birth of a son and mazeltov to grandparents Howard and Louelle Ostrofsky and Avie and Ahrlene Yudelowitz.
  • Mazeltov to Mervyn and Marion Brivik on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Ilan and Michelle Sloot.
  • Condolences to Roy Peiser on the loss of his mother. Funeral has not been confirmed, please contact the family for details of the funeral.
  • Mazeltov to Colin and Sharon Lewitte on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Darren and Adva.
  • Mazeltov to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Suchard on the birth of a grandson (parents Naftali and Devorah Smolowitz).
  • Mazeltov to Chonnie and Laurain Romm on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Zami and Taryn Romm.
  • Mazeltov to Darryn and Kim Aaron on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Jeff and Debbie Rakusin and Sharon Aaron (loving memory of Steven Aaron)
  • Mazeltov to Alan and Roma Abrahamson on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Gabi and Keryn Solomon.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Sharon Blend on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Sean and Sue Blend.

Hashem

The Torah is G-d’s word

The Torah is G-d’s word

We say a blessing over fire during the Havdalah ceremony at the conclusion of Shabbat each week. “Blessed are you Hashem our G-d, King of the Universe, who creates the lights of fire.” G-d’s words are compared to fire by the prophet Jeremiah as he says in His name “Is not my word like fire?” [...]

May 15, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Shulgoer

Shulgoer

There was a visiting Rabbi at Sandton this week, known to almost every ”Shulgoer “in South Africa. He is wise and friendly and has a story for every occasion and then some. Well, he was in Shul early and I was there as well and we spoke words of Torah. He asked me what was [...]

May 15, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

The struggle between Eisav and Yaakov

The struggle between Eisav and Yaakov

The struggle for supremacy between Eisav and Yaakov has its origins from their very conception. Throughout Rebecca’s pregnancy the twins literally clashed within her womb. She inquires of Hashem through prophecy, and is informed that she was carrying the ancestors of two nations, the Jews and the Romans (Edomites). The boys grow up and develop [...]

May 15, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Untitled

Untitled

After taking his son down from the alter, the angel who in fact stopped Abraham from ultimately sacrificing his son, speaks to our ancestor and says ”Now I know that you fear Hashem”. It has worried me for ages that the angel says now I know. Why does the angel say “I”? Surely he should [...]

May 15, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

High Holiday Experience

High Holiday Experience

I hope that your High Holiday Experience was a deeply moving and memorable one. I am still on a high from it and now my Succah is up and decorated, I cannot wait for the holiday of Succot to begin. It occurred to me at the conclusion of the Musaf Amidah on Yom Kippur, just [...]

May 11, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0