Thursday 24th April 2014,
Sandton Shul
Announcements
  • Condolences to Stephen Tucker and Harelle Isaacs on the loss of their father.
  • Mazeltov to Brian and Rochelle Swaine on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Rabbi Justin and Rochi Swaine on the birth of a daughter.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Avril Forman on the occasion of Daniel’s engagement to Elisheva daughter of Leon and Debbie Wechler.
  • Condolences to Hilary Segal on the loss of her husband and to Jodi Maron on the loss of her father.
  • Mazeltov to Jeff and Robyn Girnun on the occasion of Danny’s engagement to Jody daughter of Eric and Arlene Meyerowitz of Melbourne.
  • Mazeltov to Hymie and Bea Becker on the birth of a great granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Chonnie and Heather Becker on the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Wayne and Romi Becker on birth of a daughter.
  • Mazeltov to David and Tania Elias on the birth of a granddaughter.
  • Mazeltov to Stan and Ava Smookler on the birth of a granddaughter (parents Sandy and Lauren van der Zanden).

Yom Kippur

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

Rabbi Suchard Message for the High Holy Days

Rabbi Suchard Message for the High Holy Days

Life is a book, the story of our lives: – The challenges, the low moments and also success. Sometimes one finds oneself in a rut, like being on a highway with no exit in sight and one needs to stop and change direction. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the exits, the beginning of new [...]

June 26, 2012 admin Messages from the Rabbis 0

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

There is a custom that I have seen wherever I have been in the world on Yom Kippur, to sing a lively melody when we begin beating our hearts and listing our transgressions in the Vidui, the confession. Ashamnu, we are guilty, Bagadnu, we have rebelled, Gazalnu, we have stolen! This highly animated refrain, while [...]

May 11, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Opportunities in Life

Opportunities in Life

There are only a few opportunities that life presents us with, whereby we are able, unlike the story of Humpty Dumpty to set everything right and to put Humpty together again, in other words to start out completely afresh and anew. One of those opportunities is when a person converts to Judaism. Another is when [...]

May 11, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0

Rambam

Rambam

I would like to quote you a Rambam, from his Laws of Teshuva, a compilation of all the Laws of just how to come back on track to the road leading to G-d, a timeous observation, what with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur just around the corner. Each and every person has merits as well [...]

May 11, 2012 admin RABBI David Shaw's Blog 0