Friday 25th July 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • 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.
  • Mazeltov to Gary and Beverley Abrahamson on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Ryan and Delia Chaitowitz.

Rosh Hashana

Thoughts by Rabbi David Shaw

Thoughts by Rabbi David Shaw

If Rosh Hashana is the Day of Judgement and Yom Kippur, ten days later, is the Day of Atonement, it would seem that the order of the days is out of sequence. Surely forgiveness should be sought and would be preferable before the trial rather than being judged and only then pursuing some absolution for [...]

September 7, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Thoughts

Thoughts

I don’t know why, but I had the most random thoughts while flying back from Cape Town the other night. Everyone was having a good shloff all around me, there was no one to chat with. My wife had tucked the nosh just out of my reach and I surely did not want to disturb [...]

August 22, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana

On Rosh Hashana night we dip apples into honey. Why honey? The reason is because honey is sweet and also because we get honey from bees. Actually, we get two things from bees, honey and beestings, one sweet, one painful. Bees feature in these weeks Parasha. Moshe reminds the nation how immediately after the sin [...]

July 25, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Sweet and Prosperous

Sweet and Prosperous

How come it is that sometimes we feel our Rosh Hashana and Yom Hakippurim prayers are nothing short of awesome and sometimes they seem somewhat flat? Wherein lies the difference one year from the next? The speeches, perhaps? The Chazan and Choir? The people between whom you may find yourself squished? How about the weather? [...]

May 11, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

The Vilna Gaon

The Vilna Gaon

The Vilna Gaon, the preeminent Torah sage who lived in the 18th century taught that Mankind’s primary occupation in this world is to refine our characters. To take our natural predispositions and to work on them, on ourselves, to ensure that we become more than what we have in fact become. This implies that YES!! [...]

May 11, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0