Thursday 29th January 2015,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Milton and Beryl Lutrin on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Dean and Josie Lutrin.
  • Mazeltov to Roy and Annette Stoler on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Darren and Kara Stoler.
  • Mazeltov to Myron and Shelley Zaidel and Jenny Zaidel on the birth of a grandson and to parents Gavin and Karin Sher.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Debbie Rakusin, Stephen and Brenda Szewach on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Dean and Tami Rakusin.
  • Mazeltov to Hylton and Maxine Cohen on the occasion of Garren’s engagement to Stacey daughter of Adie and Steven Krawitz.
  • Mazeltov to Richard and Heidi Farber on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Selwyn and Shirley Farber.
  • Mazeltov to Daniel and Taryn Hoffman on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Richard and Cheryl Treisman.
  • Mazeltov to Richard and Cheryl Treisman on the birth of a grandson born on Shabbos and mazeltov to parents Lisa and Gavin Klein.
  • Mazeltov to Philip and Daphne Kuhn on the birth of a grandson.
  • Condolences to Selwyn and Jeffrey Schaffer on the loss of their mother.

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