Friday 31st October 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Paul and Marlene Miller on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Lee and Jolene Miller.
  • Mazeltov to Ivor and Lesley Sacks on the birth of a grandson in Israel.
  • Mazeltov to Raymond and Aviva Hack on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Greg and Debbie Hack.
  • Condolences to Steven and Jeff Blend on the loss of their father. Funeral today (Monday) at 13h00 at West Park. Prayers will be held on Monday at 6pm at 16 Ratcliffe Drive, Morningside Manor and on Tuesday at 5.30pm at Penbury Lodge, 1 Kernick Ave, Melrose.
  • Mazeltov to Jonathan and Michal Zinman on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Harold and Aileen Zinman on the birth of a granddaughter
  • Condolences to Jeff Pokroy on the loss of his father. Funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) at 13h00 at West Park.
  • Condolences to Vivienne Hosiosky on the loss of her mother.
  • Mazeltov to Morris and Carol Maram on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Kevin and Sharon Maram.
  • Mazeltov to Selwyn and Penny Israel on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Daniel and Simone Israel.
  • Mazeltov to Ivan and Brenda Segal on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Ari and Talia Segal.

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. [...]

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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?” [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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!! [...]

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