Saturday 20th December 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Gary and Debbie Aremband on the birth of a daughter and to grandparents Jeff and Nicci Schaffer on the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Ari and Danit Davidowitz on the birth of a son and Mazeltov to Robert and Rhona Berzack on the birth of a grandson.
  • Mazeltov to Naomi and Anthony Chait on the engagement of the daughter Amy to Liron Appel son of Nitza and Raymond Appel.
  • Mazeltov to Milton and Beryl Lutrin on the birth of their grandchildren (twins – a boy and a girl). Mazeltov to parents Kevin and Kelli on the birth of their twins.
  • Condolences to Selwyn Israel on the loss of his wife Penny. Funeral took place yesterday. Prayers will be held at 14 Kenneth Street, Waverly at 06h15 for Shacharit and at 18h15 for Mincha/Maariv until (and including) Thursday 11th December.
  • Mazeltov to Naomi and Ishi Hadar on the birth of a grandson in Israel and Mazeltov to Eric Kinstler on the birth of a great grandson.
  • Mazeltov to Judy and Selwyn Burstein on the engagement of their son Nicholas to Tarryn Chonin (Nicholas and Tarryn live in London)
  • Mazeltov to Ivan and Brenda Segal on the birth of a granddaughter. Daughter to Akiva and Gila Smith.
  • Mazeltov to Lynette and Mervyn Miller on the engagement of their daughter Robyn, to Craig, son of Des and Irene Schreibman.
  • Mazeltov to Shirley and Colin Shar on the engagement of their daughter Melissa, to Ari Kruger, son of Maish and Sheryl Kruger.

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