Mazeltov to Bernard and Anne Tanner on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Danny and Carla Blumberg.    Condolence on the passing of Abe Maram husband of Rhona Maram, father of Brian, Janine and Lawrence, brother of Morris Maram and Jack Maram.    Mazeltov to Farril and Kelli Rosen on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Hylton and Linda Rosen.    Condolence on the passing of Joyce Levenson mother of Della Lawrence, Steven, David and Lawrence Levinsohn
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