Thursday 28th May 2015,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Condolences to Lynne Gamsu on the loss of her husband and to Raoul Gamsu on the loss of his father, funeral today (Thursday) at 12h00 at West Park. Prayers to be confirmed.
  • Mazeltov to Kevin and Kim Frankelthal on the birth of a son.
  • Mazeltov to Norman and Diane Geller on the birth of a grandson.
  • Mazeltov to Simon and Mari Schaffer on the birth of a son.
  • Mazeltov to Selwyn and Elaine Schaffer on the birth of a grandson.
  • Mazeltov to Stan and Ava Smookler on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Martin and Ricci-Lee Smookler.
  • Condolences to Dr Barry Shmeizer on the loss of his mother.
  • Mazeltov to Jack and Jill Kussel on the birth of a grandson in England and to parents Craig and Lauri Kussel.
  • Mazeltov to Alan and Roma Abrahamson on the birth of twin grandchildren a boy and girl to parents Jason and Jenna Getz.
  • Mazeltov to Ivan and Nadine Orkin on the occasion of David’s engagement to Gila daughter of Lawrence and Francis Barit

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