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.

Moshe

Shelach Lecha

Shelach Lecha

There are a number of conversations which literally changed the world, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. While reading through this week’s parashah, Shelach Lecha, I saw a phrase in the middle of one such discussion that struck a chord within me. The 12 spies that Moshe sent to scout the land [...]

June 14, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

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

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