Sunday 21st December 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Gary and Debbie Aremband on the birth of a daughter and to grandparents Jeff and Nicci Schaffer on the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Ari and Danit Davidowitz on the birth of a son and Mazeltov to Robert and Rhona Berzack on the birth of a grandson.
  • Mazeltov to Naomi and Anthony Chait on the engagement of the daughter Amy to Liron Appel son of Nitza and Raymond Appel.
  • Mazeltov to Milton and Beryl Lutrin on the birth of their grandchildren (twins – a boy and a girl). Mazeltov to parents Kevin and Kelli on the birth of their twins.
  • Condolences to Selwyn Israel on the loss of his wife Penny. Funeral took place yesterday. Prayers will be held at 14 Kenneth Street, Waverly at 06h15 for Shacharit and at 18h15 for Mincha/Maariv until (and including) Thursday 11th December.
  • Mazeltov to Naomi and Ishi Hadar on the birth of a grandson in Israel and Mazeltov to Eric Kinstler on the birth of a great grandson.
  • Mazeltov to Judy and Selwyn Burstein on the engagement of their son Nicholas to Tarryn Chonin (Nicholas and Tarryn live in London)
  • Mazeltov to Ivan and Brenda Segal on the birth of a granddaughter. Daughter to Akiva and Gila Smith.
  • Mazeltov to Lynette and Mervyn Miller on the engagement of their daughter Robyn, to Craig, son of Des and Irene Schreibman.
  • Mazeltov to Shirley and Colin Shar on the engagement of their daughter Melissa, to Ari Kruger, son of Maish and Sheryl Kruger.

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