Saturday 30th August 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Harold and Melanie Elison on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Mark and Nicci Elison in Australia.
  • Mazeltov to Brad and Hayley Yudelowitz on the birth of a son and mazeltov to grandparents Howard and Louelle Ostrofsky and Avie and Ahrlene Yudelowitz.
  • Mazeltov to Mervyn and Marion Brivik on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Ilan and Michelle Sloot.
  • Condolences to Roy Peiser on the loss of his mother. Funeral has not been confirmed, please contact the family for details of the funeral.
  • Mazeltov to Colin and Sharon Lewitte on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Darren and Adva.
  • Mazeltov to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Suchard on the birth of a grandson (parents Naftali and Devorah Smolowitz).
  • Mazeltov to Chonnie and Laurain Romm on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Zami and Taryn Romm.
  • Mazeltov to Darryn and Kim Aaron on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Jeff and Debbie Rakusin and Sharon Aaron (loving memory of Steven Aaron)
  • Mazeltov to Alan and Roma Abrahamson on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Gabi and Keryn Solomon.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Sharon Blend on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Sean and Sue Blend.

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