Friday 27th February 2015,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Barry and Chantal Solomons on the birth of a grandson and to parents Danyell and Jason Nestadt on the birth of a son.
  • Mazeltov to Gabi and Lance Metz on the birth of a son, to Vivienne and Michael Metz on the birth of a grandson and to Cyril and Mireille Linde on the birth a great grandson.
  • Mazeltov to Darryl and Taryn Hurwitz on the birth of a baby girl and to Brian Hurwitz and Hymie and Pearl Glass of the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Condolences to Colin Gordon on the loss of his mother Helen.
  • Condolences to Mel and Sharon Kur on the loss of their son Anthony.
  • Condolences to Jeff Blend on the loss of his mother.
  • Condolences to Steven Blend on the loss of his mother. Funeral on Thursday 5th February at 13h00 at Westpark Cemetery.
  • Condolences to Marion and Mervyn Brivik on the loss of their daughter Michelle Sloot. Funeral today at 13h00 at Westpark cemetery at 13h00.
  • Mazeltov to Bennie and Selma Penn on the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Milton and Beryl Lutrin on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Dean and Josie Lutrin.

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