Tuesday 27th January 2015,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Mazeltov to Milton and Beryl Lutrin on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Dean and Josie Lutrin.
  • Mazeltov to Roy and Annette Stoler on the birth of a grandson and to parents Darren and Kara Stoler.
  • Mazeltov to Myron and Shelley Zaidel and Jenny Zaidel on the birth of a grandson and to parents Gavin and Karin Sher.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Debbie Rakusin, Stephen and Brenda Szewach on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Dean and Tami Rakusin.
  • Mazeltov to Hylton and Maxine Cohen on the occasion of Garren’s engagement to Stacey daughter of Adie and Steven Krawitz.
  • Mazeltov to Richard and Heidi Farber on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Selwyn and Shirley Farber.
  • Mazeltov to Daniel and Taryn Hoffman on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Richard and Cheryl Treisman.
  • Mazeltov to Richard and Cheryl Treisman on the birth of a grandson born on Shabbos and mazeltov to parents Lisa and Gavin Klein.
  • Mazeltov to Philip and Daphne Kuhn on the birth of a grandson.
  • Condolences to Selwyn and Jeffrey Schaffer on the loss of their mother.

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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