Thursday 24th 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).

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