Saturday 30th August 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Harold and Melanie Elison on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Mark and Nicci Elison in Australia.
  • Mazeltov to Brad and Hayley Yudelowitz on the birth of a son and mazeltov to grandparents Howard and Louelle Ostrofsky and Avie and Ahrlene Yudelowitz.
  • Mazeltov to Mervyn and Marion Brivik on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Ilan and Michelle Sloot.
  • Condolences to Roy Peiser on the loss of his mother. Funeral has not been confirmed, please contact the family for details of the funeral.
  • Mazeltov to Colin and Sharon Lewitte on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Darren and Adva.
  • Mazeltov to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Suchard on the birth of a grandson (parents Naftali and Devorah Smolowitz).
  • Mazeltov to Chonnie and Laurain Romm on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Zami and Taryn Romm.
  • Mazeltov to Darryn and Kim Aaron on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Jeff and Debbie Rakusin and Sharon Aaron (loving memory of Steven Aaron)
  • Mazeltov to Alan and Roma Abrahamson on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Gabi and Keryn Solomon.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Sharon Blend on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Sean and Sue Blend.

Purim

Purim 5771

Purim 5771

King Solomon writes in the Kohelet that this is a time to be happy and certainly Purim is such a time. Our Rabbis ruled that one should eat a meat meal, drink wine and even become drunk in order that one does not know the difference between blessed be Mordechai and cursed be Hamman. This [...]

June 26, 2012 admin Messages from the Rabbis 0

Make the Attempt – A Lesson from Chanukah

Make the Attempt – A Lesson from Chanukah

The way in which we celebrate Chanukah is quite different from our observance of Purim. On Chanukah the emphasis is “Lehodot ulehalail” to thank and give praise (Shulchan Aruch – Code of Jewish law Ch.670). We light candles or oil to commemorate the victory of the Jewish people lead by the Hashmonaim priests over the [...]

June 26, 2012 admin Messages from the Rabbis 0

Difference between fun and happiness

Difference between fun and happiness

When asked what the difference between fun and happiness was, my son, who was at that time around four years old, gave a most profound answer that made a huge impression on those who heard it as well as on my wife and on myself. He answered and said that fun is on the outside [...]

May 15, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0