Thursday 24th July 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Deepest condolences to Jeffery Wapnick and Sharon Kramer on the loss of their mother.
  • Mazeltov to Peter and Rene Michaelis on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Rory and Ilana JosselIsala and Audrey.
  • Mazeltov to Denise and Sam Goldstein on the engagement of their daughter Kim Modlin to Yaron son of Irwin and Merle Gutkin.
  • Mazeltov to Robert and Sharon Lapedus on the occasion of Janine’s engagement to Leicester son of Frank and Sandra Meltz and Vivien and Alter Levin.
  • Mazeltov to Solly and Charlene Zaidel on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Rabbi and Rebbetzin Yochi Lipschitz.
  • Condolences to Dolores Waner on the loss of her sister. Funeral 3/07 today 2PM at West Park cemetery.
  • Mazeltov to Dr Les Berkowitz on the birth of a granddaughter in Cape Town.
  • Condolences to Rhona Abrahams on the loss of her brother.
  • Condolences to Madelaine Levy on the loss of her husband. Funeral TBC.
  • Mazeltov to Gary and Beverley Abrahamson on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Ryan and Delia Chaitowitz.

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