Thursday 02nd 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.

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