Friday 01st August 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Jeff Burland and Pam Burland on the birth of a grandson in Australia.
  • Deepest condolences to Jeffery Wapnick and Sharon Kramer on the loss of their mother.
  • Mazeltov to Peter and Rene Michaelis on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Rory and Ilana JosselIsala and Audrey.
  • Mazeltov to Denise and Sam Goldstein on the engagement of their daughter Kim Modlin to Yaron son of Irwin and Merle Gutkin.
  • Mazeltov to Robert and Sharon Lapedus on the occasion of Janine’s engagement to Leicester son of Frank and Sandra Meltz and Vivien and Alter Levin.
  • Mazeltov to Solly and Charlene Zaidel on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Rabbi and Rebbetzin Yochi Lipschitz.
  • Condolences to Dolores Waner on the loss of her sister. Funeral 3/07 today 2PM at West Park cemetery.
  • Mazeltov to Dr Les Berkowitz on the birth of a granddaughter in Cape Town.
  • Condolences to Rhona Abrahams on the loss of her brother.
  • Condolences to Madelaine Levy on the loss of her husband. Funeral TBC.

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