Thursday 24th April 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Brian and Rochelle Swaine on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Rabbi Justin and Rochi Swaine on the birth of a daughter.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Avril Forman on the occasion of Daniel’s engagement to Elisheva daughter of Leon and Debbie Wechler.
  • Condolences to Hilary Segal on the loss of her husband and to Jodi Maron on the loss of her father.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Robyn Girnun on the occasion of Danny’s engagement to Jody daughter of Eric and Arlene Meyerowitz of Melbourne.
  • Mazeltov to Hymie and Bea Becker on the birth of a great granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Chonnie and Heather Becker on the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Wayne and Romi Becker on birth of a daughter.
  • Mazeltov to David and Tania Elias on the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Stan and Ava Smookler on the birth of a granddaughter (parents Sandy and Lauren van der Zanden).
  • Mazeltov to Maish and Glenda Preskow on the occasion of Warren’s engagement to Nicole Ackermann.

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