Saturday 19th April 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Lester and Jennnifer Woolfson on the forthcoming wedding to Natalie daughter of Cherryl Levin.
  • Condolences to Glenda Preskow on the loss of her mother.
  • Mazeltov to Glyn and Glynis Ismay on the birth of a granddaughter in Sidney.
  • Condolences to David Nathan on the loss of his mother.
  • Mazeltov to Gary Bolel and Robin Cohen on the birth of a grandson.
  • Mazeltov to Merrick and Gail Silver on the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Phillip and Esther Karter on the birth of a granddaughter in Chicago.
  • Condolences to Golde Colley on the loss of her brother in Australia.
  • Condolences to Rabbi Shaw on the loss of his brother.
  • Mazeltov to Martin and Illana Joffe on the birth of a grandson in Australia.

Torah

Update: 2011.10.19

Update: 2011.10.19

Hi Everyone. We are coming to the end of a long run of Chags. I have worked out that Jews are a very thin and underweight Nation. The reason I say this is that based on the amount that we have eaten over the last month we should all be the size of Baby Elephants. [...]

May 23, 2012 admin Haftarah Club 0

The Torah is G-d’s word

The Torah is G-d’s word

We say a blessing over fire during the Havdalah ceremony at the conclusion of Shabbat each week. “Blessed are you Hashem our G-d, King of the Universe, who creates the lights of fire.” G-d’s words are compared to fire by the prophet Jeremiah as he says in His name “Is not my word like fire?” [...]

May 15, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Shulgoer

Shulgoer

There was a visiting Rabbi at Sandton this week, known to almost every ”Shulgoer “in South Africa. He is wise and friendly and has a story for every occasion and then some. Well, he was in Shul early and I was there as well and we spoke words of Torah. He asked me what was [...]

May 15, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

The struggle between Eisav and Yaakov

The struggle between Eisav and Yaakov

The struggle for supremacy between Eisav and Yaakov has its origins from their very conception. Throughout Rebecca’s pregnancy the twins literally clashed within her womb. She inquires of Hashem through prophecy, and is informed that she was carrying the ancestors of two nations, the Jews and the Romans (Edomites). The boys grow up and develop [...]

May 15, 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