Sunday 01st February 2015,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Milton and Beryl Lutrin on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Dean and Josie Lutrin.
  • Mazeltov to Roy and Annette Stoler on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Darren and Kara Stoler.
  • Mazeltov to Myron and Shelley Zaidel and Jenny Zaidel on the birth of a grandson and to parents Gavin and Karin Sher.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Debbie Rakusin, Stephen and Brenda Szewach on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Dean and Tami Rakusin.
  • Mazeltov to Hylton and Maxine Cohen on the occasion of Garren’s engagement to Stacey daughter of Adie and Steven Krawitz.
  • Mazeltov to Richard and Heidi Farber on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Selwyn and Shirley Farber.
  • Mazeltov to Daniel and Taryn Hoffman on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Richard and Cheryl Treisman.
  • Mazeltov to Richard and Cheryl Treisman on the birth of a grandson born on Shabbos and mazeltov to parents Lisa and Gavin Klein.
  • Mazeltov to Philip and Daphne Kuhn on the birth of a grandson.
  • Condolences to Selwyn and Jeffrey Schaffer on the loss of their mother.

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