Sunday 05th July 2015,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • 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.
  • Mazeltov to Lionel and Gail Gordon on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Trevor and Tanya Gordon.
  • Gregory & Hannah Bank on the birth of a son in Isreal.
  • Brian & Heather Bank on the birth of a grandson in Isreal.
  • Babsie Ehrlich on the birth of a grandaughter.
  • Gidon & Pam Alter on the birth of a daughter.
  • Chazan Avron & Judy Alter on the birth of a grandaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Sakkie and Avril Gien on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Keevan and Mandi Bradshaw.

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