Thursday 30th July 2015,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Condolences to Michelle Gordon on the loss of her mother. Funeral tbc.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Sharon Blend on the occasion of Craig’s engagement to Kirsty daughter of Gail and Doron Goldstein from Pretoria.
  • Mazeltov to Colin and Bev Berger on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Jason and Kelly Modlin.
  • Mazeltov to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Shaw on the birth of a grandson and to parents Aharon and Avigal Berk.
  • Mazeltov to Alan and Loren Bak on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Jonathan and Tali Chaimowitz.
  • Mazeltov to David and Lindy Danilowitz on the birth of a daughter.
  • Condolences to Raymond Goss on the loss of his mother.
  • Condolences to Selwyn Burstein on the loss of his sister.
  • Condolences to Janice Milner on the loss of her husband Raymond and condolences to children Amy and Dean.
  • Mazeltov to Terry and Lynda Hepker on the occasion of Claudia’s engagement to Rowan son of Elaine Ziman.

Israel

Thoughts 2012.10.31

Thoughts 2012.10.31

My earliest memory as a 4 year old child, is walking into the terminal at the old Jan Smuts Airport to say farewell to my grandmother who was about to travel to Israel to visit my uncle and his family who had made aliyah to Haifa just 3 years before. I imagined that the plane [...]

October 31, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana

On Rosh Hashana night we dip apples into honey. Why honey? The reason is because honey is sweet and also because we get honey from bees. Actually, we get two things from bees, honey and beestings, one sweet, one painful. Bees feature in these weeks Parasha. Moshe reminds the nation how immediately after the sin [...]

July 25, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Succot

Succot

How wonderfully weird is Succot. Everything is upside-down! We leave our comfortable homes and live, eat and sleep in a temporary dwelling to reenact and to remember the time our ancestors spent under the protection of the clouds of glory that accompanied them everywhere. It is also to remind ourselves about the actual physical booths [...]

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

The spies reticence to enter the Land of Israel

The spies reticence to enter the Land of Israel

The spies reticence to enter the Land of Israel that we encountered in last week’s Parasha, was perhaps because they sensed that the marvellous miracle days of leaving Egypt and surfing through the desert were coming to an end. No more manna from heaven. No more miraculous well, gushing forth sweet water or protective clouds [...]

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

Korach

Korach

Korach, the anti hero of this week’s Torah Portion, is known to be a really talented individual. Wealthy, clever, great Yichus (prestigious lineage) and yet he challenges Moshe Rabbeinu with a few pathetic questions based on a few of  the Halachot, laws that Moshe previously taught in the name of G-d. He asked whether a [...]

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