Condolences on the passing of Joan Richter mother of Trevor Richter.     Mazeltov to Russel and Megan Zetzer on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Hilton and Jennifer Zetzer.    Mazeltov to Craig and Olga Dogon on the birh of a son.    Mazeltov to Allan and Lorraine Lunz on the birth of a granddaughter born in London and mazeltov to parents Carly and Ben Newton.    Mazeltov to Shirley Hatzkilson on, the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Terence and Taryn Hatzkilson.    Condolence on the passing of Mervyn Sacks brother of Phillip Sacks
Dvar Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

Dvar Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

 

The Torah states, “And Moshe went out to meet his father-in-law, and he bowed down, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare” (Exodus 18:7). Moshe’s wife and sons were also coming to him. Why does Moshe make a point out of greeting his father-in-law first?

Comments Rabbi Naftoli Tzvi Berlin in Haamek Dovor, Moshe greeted his father-in-law first because of the obligation to honour one’s in-laws. The Pele Yoatz writes that a son-in-law (or daughter-in-law) should appreciate the fact that his parents-in-law spent much time and effort in raising their child who is now his wife (or her husband). In gratitude, a person should always treat his in-laws with the proper respect!

2020 Sandton Shul Batmitzvah Ceremony