Friday 22nd May 2015,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Kevin and Kim Frankelthal on the birth of a son.
  • Mazeltov to Norman and Diane Geller on the birth of a grandson.
  • Mazeltov to Simon and Mari Schaffer on the birth of a son.
  • Mazeltov to Selwyn and Elaine Schaffer on the birth of a grandson.
  • Mazeltov to Stan and Ava Smookler on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Martin and Ricci-Lee Smookler.
  • Condolences to Dr Barry Shmeizer on the loss of his mother.
  • Mazeltov to Jack and Jill Kussel on the birth of a grandson in England and to parents Craig and Lauri Kussel.
  • Mazeltov to Alan and Roma Abrahamson on the birth of twin grandchildren a boy and girl to parents Jason and Jenna Getz.
  • Mazeltov to Ivan and Nadine Orkin on the occasion of David’s engagement to Gila daughter of Lawrence and Francis Barit
  • Condolences to Nicole Glickman on the loss of her husband and condolences to Jaden and Cameron Solarsh on the loss of their step-father.

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