Friday 25th April 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Condolences to Stephen Tucker and Harelle Isaacs on the loss of their father.
  • Mazeltov to Brian and Rochelle Swaine on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Rabbi Justin and Rochi Swaine on the birth of a daughter.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Avril Forman on the occasion of Daniel’s engagement to Elisheva daughter of Leon and Debbie Wechler.
  • Condolences to Hilary Segal on the loss of her husband and to Jodi Maron on the loss of her father.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Robyn Girnun on the occasion of Danny’s engagement to Jody daughter of Eric and Arlene Meyerowitz of Melbourne.
  • Mazeltov to Hymie and Bea Becker on the birth of a great granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Chonnie and Heather Becker on the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Wayne and Romi Becker on birth of a daughter.
  • Mazeltov to David and Tania Elias on the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Stan and Ava Smookler on the birth of a granddaughter (parents Sandy and Lauren van der Zanden).

Mitzvah

Hashem instructs Moshe to give the Mitzvah of how to light the Menorah to his brother Aaron. The Torah then tells us that Aaron did precisely as Moshe told him; as if that was something novel. Didn’t he always do what G-d requested of him? All our classic commentaries are puzzled by this and each [...]

June 14, 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

This week the Torah portion we read in Shul

This week the Torah portion we read in Shul

This week the Torah portion we read in Shul, Bamidbar, begins with the commandment to count Klal Yisrael. I heard from Rabbi Weiss the most remarkable observation. Rashi comments on the opening of the portion with an explanation as to why Hashem wanted us counted. We always count that which is precious! It is because we [...]

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