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GOOD SHABBOS
11 August 2022

Celebrating 21 years!

Dear All,
 
The weather in the ‘Ou Transvaal’ has been Bakgat, and some days were Tukka summer days ……. Could we be into spring already…??? Methinks one more cold spell and we are there……
 
The much waited for clash between the Bokke & AB’s was nowhere near what I expected……. It really was a Grunt & groan game, with the huge Springbok forwards controlling the game right from the beginning and the All Blacks had no answers ….They were actually lost on the field with no direction……and the Bok forwards controlled every aspect up front, with a huge amount of steals ….. Can’t ever remember seeing the All Blacks so clueless…??? Nothing worked for them, and the ‘Skop & hardloop’ worked 100% for the Bokke which in the end was a major part of the victory….Not sure that the All Blacks can make a comeback at Ellis Park; they are just in a huge rut…. I have been calling for Marx to start…..reminds me of Bismarck Du Plessis always playing second fiddle to John Smit, although he was the much better Shpieler and hooker…… The All Blacks certainly have their homework cut out for the weekend, BUT….. I doubt they can pull off a win…..BUT….with the AB’s you never know…..I am not worried as they have the Shpielers, and the best Rugger style in World Rugger, so they will be back…….
 
The Aussies deserved their win against the Puma’s and I did say last week, that unfortunately they cannot maintain clean play for a few games in a row, and towards the end, they were back to their fouling ways, and let themselves down…. They could have won, BUT their discipline and concentration just went towards the end…. I am sure they will come back this weekend and a change of tactics and foul play could see them beat the Aussies……
 
The Protea’s wiped out Ireland in the two game T-20 (baseball) tests winning the second won very easy, although they allowed the last wicket to linger on and on…..
 
A guy had lived for quite a few years in the same building
He and the pretty neighbour next door always flirted with each other despite her being married
One day when speaking to her better half the husband happened to say:
"I really need to have my apartment painted. But I work all day and get tired
I tried to hire a professional painter but the guy asked me for an arm and a leg"
At that moment the guy had a brilliant idea:
"Don't sweat it neighbour. I'm on vacation and painting walls is my favorite hobby
It would be an absolute pleasure to do this for you"
The husband accepted the offer gladly
The guy had barely started to paint the apartment and in no time at all had the woman in bed
Just as they were starting to get it on the husband had to return home for no specific reason
The wife heard her husband open the door and told her lover to hide in the bathroom
But the husband entered that room and found their neighbor naked at the top of the ladder with brush in hand painting the wall
He shouted:
"What the hell is this? You started painting in my bathroom? And are naked?"
The guy turned to him and said:
"Hey buddy. I'm working for free. So I start wherever I want!"
The husband continued his line of questioning:
"Naked?"
The painter explained his appearance:
"You really wanted me to stain my new clothes with paint?"
The husband was unmoved:
"But with a boner? You ‘Mumzer’!"
The guy's response:
"And just where the hell am I supposed to hang the damn bucket!?!" (Nauty……….)
 
Never really watch women’s Golf, except when my Chaver Stacy Bregman plays, , BUT on Sunday night saw a message from Jules Hirschowitz on my Highlands WhatsApp group that his ‘Cuzzie’ Ashleigh Buhai was leading the Women’s Master Golf Cup, and I tuned in….Was Tukka a few nail biting minutes before she won the play off on the 4th hole…..What a win….. Methinks about $1m …..Ashleigh started with a 5 stroke lead on the final round and on the 15th hole, she could just not putt the ball and tied with Chun In-gee, and from then on they were neck and neck until the 4th playoff hole where she hit an e-mazing shot out of the bunker, and putted for the win……

Those in the USofA can get their supply of Biltong, Droe Wors and other Souff Effrikken 'Gerichten' from the Biltong Guy www.1800biltong.com   …all products are ‘Glatt Kosher’ ( in separate area)…., and they have a wide variety of ‘Lekker’ Biltong/Wors details at     http://www.stantgsm.com/category/info/15  New Biltong supplier for the USofA
 
“One must work with time and not against it.”  - Ursula K. Le Guin 
“Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it's done right. Even a pancake.” – Julia Child
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it – George Santayana
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. - James Matthew Barrie
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
Time wastes our bodies and our wits, but we waste time, so we are quits. -  Unknown
“True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self-worth.” ― Gabrielle Bernstein
“Thinking isn’t just an activity; it manifests as a state of being.”  ― Lori Deschene
“People think you're crazy if you talk about things they don't understand.” ― Elvis Presley
"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you." - Robert Fulghum
The test of character is not persistence when you expect a light at the end of the tunnel. The true test is performance and persistence when you see no light coming. - James Arthur Ray
Place confers no dignity upon some men; like a balloon, the higher they rise the smaller they look. - G. D. Prentice
Silence is sometimes the best answer. – Dalai Lama
 
Lay of the Land… https://layoftheland.online      News from ‘The Land of Milk & Honey’…& the World… https://layoftheland.online/2022/08/07/lay-of-the-land-weekly-newsletter-07-august-2022/
 
Mmmmmmm…More Covid theories and data…..????
https://www.instagram.com/p/CZf24fkoO0X/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY%3D&fbclid=IwAR1ehLyQIwNKEXEtrrBwpCCKm59-6G1EaU9S3N4xEBTnemEyCltWC3dEVj8
 
First Shul for Bermuda (Chabad) motivated by ‘Onse’ Warren Bank…….
https://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/5602051/jewish/Bermuda-to-Welcome-Its-First-Resident-Rabbi.htm/fbclid/IwAR2uUUz6kDUxBYZYFjDh-sWDQSvCuPdV_
 
Not sure if Slaaaaaaapstad needs another set of multi buildings for business/shopping/ residential…????
https://businesstech.co.za/news/wealth/614071/a-look-at-the-r16-billion-mega-development-in-cape-town/?fbclid=IwAR1rlSEOHLXwy5chLWL2h-5n6wbNzTclGrl-Pk2JjgKLyfDE0i4WtLp5PmM
 
The Reg Park story, as told by his Zunnelle Jon, Jon Park…… Reg was Tukka one of the first bodybuilders (with Sam Busa not far behind) ……. Reg had a massive Yiddisher following …………. https://youtu.be/csKdcHFv3fE
 
Nik Rabinowitz on Jacob Zuma’s rule…… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5sfYtHGrJg
 
The war in Israel/Gaza continues, which is a skande……. Methinks that they have got to the stage where they will have to wipe out much more before coming out, as these Mumzers with the help of their various Chavers like Iran/Syria etc pumping more and more rockets into Gaza to shoot at Israel….. how stupid can the population of Gaza be, be accepting that they are actual targets due to the firing of missiles at Israel….??? My Chaver Ralph (Hotel School) has been at Kfar Azza for the past 40 years, and they are taking ‘Klaps’ from the missiles coming over all the time….It disrupts everything…… and of course our Mumzeirim are 100% percent behind the Drek in ‘Palestine’…..what a useless bunch, when they have soooo much strife at home, to worry about the Drek in the Middle East….Big speeches being made by ANC top brass (SIC) about ‘Apartheid Israel’…..most don’t even know anything about the region, BUT….its follow my leader…..

The 'Koppie' & Mountain climbers, Jeff & Jenni are still climbing every
'Koppie' & Mountain... and posting the most E-mazing Pichaaaaaa’s on their website  http://lazarowhike.blogspot.com/   …..    'Gib A Kuk’…  Andorra: Estany's de la Vall del Riu, a day that wiped them (nearly) out, including a 'bridge too far'.  ….. France: Cabane de L'Aquila and beyond to peak, Cirque Troumouse.
 
A large amount of Olim left Jan Smuts (OR Tambo) on Aliyah on Tuesday, and my niece Haidee & her Husband Johnny & Little Ezra where on the plane……My old Chaver Solly Zaidel was also on the flight and many other Chavers went….. There is a big swing to Israel for Souff Effrikken Yidden leaving the Beloved Country….. Not the best time to arrive during a war, BUT…..I am sure they will be well looked after…
Immigration among all races is starting to grow at an alarming pace, and the Skills the Beloved Country are losing daily, cannot be replaced….Yes, the odd CEO/Project manager gets contracted to come, BUT….there are very few really skilled people arriving for the long haul…… What we are seeing is that they come over, earn E-mazing salaries/packages and then move along…..Among locals, there are too few really skilled people coming through…… Drs/Accountants etc. are a scarce commodity and even high class teaching staff, and with the Brain drain increasing, Souff Effrikka will soon be in Shtogg street (trouble)………
 
One day while on the road a traveling salesman gets a call from his wife
Someone had tried to break in and the police got there just in time to scare him off
Fearing for his wife's safety the salesman visits a local pet store and says:
"I'd like a dog for protection"
The store owner responds:
"I have just what you're looking for"
And motions for the man to follow him to the back of the store
To the man's surprise the owner walks right past a Rottweiler a Mastiff a German Shepherd and a Pit Bull
"What about these dogs?" he asks
"Pussycats" says the shop owner. "You want a dog that means business. Wait right here"
Minutes later the owner returns with a ShiTzu
"What the hell?" asks his customer
"What good will that thing do me?"
"Ah. You see. That's the beauty of it" says the owner
"No one would ever suspect that this little fluffball has a black belt in karate"
"Very funny" says the customer. "But I need a real dog"
"Just watch" says the owner
He pulls out a stepping stool puts the dog down and says:
"Karate the stool"
The ShiTzu attacks the stool with such a vengeance that nothing is left but metal splinters
Rubbing his eyes the customer says:
"I don't believe what I just saw!"
"Not a problem. I'll show you again " says the store owner as he rolls out a large wooden chair
"Karate the chair" he instructs the dog and in seconds it is reduced to sawdust
"My God! I'll take him!" says the customer and takes the dog home
When he walks thru the door his wife takes one look at the animal he is carrying and says:
"What is that?"
"This is our new protection dog" he replies
"Very cute honey .Now where's the real dog?" she asks
"No kiddin' babe. This dog is the toughest I've ever seen" he says as he puts the dog down on the floor
"He even knows karate"
The wife turns away and says:
"Yeah. Right. Karate my ‘Tuchas’ " (Einaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah….)
 
The E-mazing Coffee Table book, ‘The Road through the Grove’, which calls back the past, of the history from the Johannesburg Drive In along the BIG LB
(Louis Botha Avenue) to Hillbrow, and anything on either side from Highlands North High to KES, very few copies left, and I am selling them at R500 in the Johannesburg area and will get them delivered to you….. Don’t miss this E-mazing book…. What a gift!!!!!!!!!  Drop me an E-mail at smookler@netactive.co.za    … The stocks are running low, soooo don’t wait…….…. Can see that more people are travelling these days as the books are in demand again, as people fly and take them across the sea…. Need to send books to Sydney & Melbourne if anyone can assist… Nuuuuuuuuuu, must be someone going ?????
 
“Sandringham Gardens now has access to visitors; therefore, the Sandringham Gardens Zumzitz has now been changed to ONCE A MONTH, on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30pm. Zoom id as usual 840 2596 6448, passcode 1234. Or connect with link https://tinyurl.com/zumzitz  . For further info write to zumzitz@gmail.com 
 
What would happen if Santa Clause was Jewish….You would find pledges on your Chanukah tree.
What was the first Israeli settlement? ….. Three cents in the dollar.
Insurance agents sell life insurance. The Shul sells after life insurance.
They all think you might need it……. Neither one can prove that you do not need it.
Sylvia the famous porn actress is quitting acting in porn movies.
She claims she does not like some parts she has been asked to play with.
The Israeli Delegate began. ‘’ Ladies and gentlemen before I commence with my speech .
 
I wanted to relay an old story to all of you. When Moses was leading the Jews out of Egypt
he had to go through deserts and more deserts . The people became thirsty and needed water.
So Moses struck a rock on the side of a mountain with his cane. A pond appeared with
crystal clean. Cool water. The people rejoiced and drank to their hearts content.
Moses wished to cleanse his whole body, so he went over to the other side of the pond,
took all his clothes off and dived into the cool waters of the pond.
Only when Moses came out of the water he discovered that all his clothes have been stolen.
And I have reasons to believe that the Palestinians stole his clothes.''
A Palestinian delegate hearing this accusation jumps out of his seat and screams.
‘’ This is a travesty. It is widely known that there were no Palestinians there at the time.’'
Said the Israeli Delegate. ‘’ And with that in mind, let me begin my speech of occupation of land…….''
 
Some Chavers are looking for a contact of an old school friend MARTIN ABRAHAMS. … He was at KDVP 1964-1970 and Parktown Boys HS 1971-1975.
Drop me an e-mail if you have his contact details… smookler@netactive.co.za
Can’t believe that no one has details of Martin Abrahams….???
 
This year after an absence of 3 years (2019 Comrades was on Shavuot, 2020 and 2022 was COVID) Chabad will be back at Comrades…… This will be Chabad in  Umhlanga's 24th Comrades. ….On the 28th August Runners from around the world will be running from Pietermaritzburg to Durban -approximately 90km. The Chabad Mitzvah Tank and Tent will be as usual on the down run at Hillcrest.  …They will be supportive to both the runners and their supporters and back up teams. Refreshments, nourishment and Mitzvahs will be available. …..Come enjoy the experience. The Ultimate Human Race!! …. On Friday Night after Shul at Chabad in Umhlanga we will be hosting a buffet Shabbos Dinner for runners, their families and supporters as well as the locals. Bruce Fordyce, 9 Times winner of the Comrades Marathon will be our guest speaker at the Shabbos Dinner. The meal will be finished by 9.30pm/9.45pm. All welcome. There is limited space available. ……. Shul starts at 6pm Friday night 26th August. Dinner will commence thereafter. Shabbos morning Shul starts at 9.30am. …After Shul there is a Special Comrades Kiddush Brocha sponsored by the locals in honour of the Comrades runners, especially the novices. Lunch will follow. Please RSVP for lunch as well.
 
God created the mule and told him:
"You are Mule. You will work constantly from dusk to dawn carrying heavy loads on your back
You will eat grass and lack intelligence. You will live for 50 years"
The mule answered:
"To live like this for 50 years is too much. Please give me no more than 20"
And it was so
Then God created the dog and told him:
"You are Dog. You will hold vigilance over the dwellings of Man to whom you will be his greatest companion
You will eat his table scraps and live for 25 years"
The dog responded:
"Lord. To live 25 years as a dog like that is too much. Please. No more than 10 years"
And it was so
God then created the monkey and told him:
"You are Monkey. You shall swing from tree to tree acting like an idiot
You will be funny and you shall live for 20 years"
The monkey responded:
"Lord. To live 20 years as the clown of the world is too much Please give me no more than 10 years"
And it was so
Finally God created man and told him:
"You are Man. The only rational being that walks the earth
You will use your intelligence to have mastery over the creatures of the world
You will dominate the earth and live for 20 years"
The man responded:
"Lord. To be man for only 20 years is too little
Please give me the 20 years the mule requested the 15 years the dog refused and the 10 years the monkey rejected"
And so God made him to live 20 years as a man
Then marry and live 20 years like a mule working and carrying heavy loads on his back
Then he was to have children and live 15 years as a dog guarding his house and eating the leftovers after they empty the pantry
Then in his old age to live 10 years as a monkey acting like an idiot to amuse his grandchildren
And it is so ( Ja Neeeeeeeeee……100%...)
 
“For those who wish to practice or hear Yiddish, there is the Yiddish Zumzitz. “The YIDDISH ONLY Zumzitz’ is from time to time on a Sunday. Hosted by Arnold Garber and Eli Goldstein, Connect on zoom 840 2596 6448, passcode 1234. Or connect with link https://tinyurl.com/zumzitz  . For further info write to zumzitz@gmail.com
 
Eli is a Genealogist of note…Eli Rabinowitz – 'Gib A Kuk' at his blog… https://elirab.me/about/     ……. E-mazing news from 'Der Heim’s' & The 'Beloved Country' … Doing what he does best ….Everything …
 
At the moment, the country is very volatile after the ‘Rape’ incident in Krugersdorp and the locals starting to hunt down the Zama Zama’s (illegal mine workers) illegally mining in disused mines…..many years ago, people were calling for the closing of these disused mines, BUT…..nothing was ever done, and you know have thousands of these illegal miners, running around disused mines….and they are dangerous, and they have now started fighting among themselves for territory…. They have become a menace, and in the Krugersdorp area there are a few thousand…..They whole area is dangerous…. They brought in many policeman, and everyone ‘Skikked’….to date they have arrested close on a 100, BUT…..not one suspect is directly linked yet….They are illegals…. And there are strong rumours that Cyril might call on the Army for some help……Eishhhhhhhhhhh , that can only make matters worse with the poor level of training the ‘Troopies’ get these days…..
 
The CEO of Empire Kosher Chicken was visiting the rabbi of a prominent synagogue
After talking for almost an hour the CEO finally brought up the subject he came to ask the rabbi about
"Rabbi" he said. "I'm willing to give this synagogue 5 million dollars
But before I do I must also request that the traditional blessing made over wine on the Sabbath be changed to a blessing over chicken"
The rabbi was taken by surprised by this request
He told the CEO:
"For thousands of years we have been making the blessing over wine
And now in one short moment you want me to go against this age-old tradition?
I don't think I can do this"
The CEO was undaunted
"Rabbi" he said. "You drive a hard bargain
Alright. I will give you 10 million dollars to do this. But not a penny more"
The rabbi looked at the CEO and after several moments, replied:
"I will have to get back to you on that"
The CEO left and the rabbi promptly called a meeting of the Board of Directors of the synagogue
After all the members arrived the rabbi stood up to speak:
"Gentlemen. I have some good news and I have some bad news"
The members knew something big was up
The rabbi always began this way when a major task was being undertaken
The rabbi continued:
"We have just come into 10 million dollars!"
The board gasped at the figure and their excitement was growing
The rabbi continued:
"That's the good news
The bad news is
We just lost the Manischewitz account!" ( Oy Vy…..)
 
The Yiddish show on Chai FM 101.9 …….. Every Thursday from 10am to 11am. …. Featuring Ronnie Kaplan, Hylton Kaplan and Judy Moritz….All 3 are very well known in the community
 
Minsker the Shlepper”… Paul Minsker has been singing in the Sandton Shul choir, and he does ‘Shlepping’ ….Besides Airport runs, Sun City etc., he also does ‘Shlepping’ of confidential documents…… 083-5426480 see http://www.stantgsm.com/view-post/businees%20card---paul%20minsker/5860
 
Chabad have a brand new format for Miracle Drive this year, and it will be held on the 8th. November at the Nu Metro Cinemas in Hyde Park shopping centre…..
If you have not yet supported and would like to do so, please WhatsApp or call them on 082-3701770
 
Get your copy of the Jewish Report online at or https://www.sajr.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2022-08-12.pdf @ your favourite Shopkella’s…….
The Jewish Report “Jewish Achievers Awards” nominations close mid-September
 
Sometimes I enjoy my steak undercooked, but that is rare.
Politician resigns over secret gay lover, because he finally came out the cabinet.
I accidentally locked my coat in my car today. Luckily for me I had the car keys in my hands.
This morning I was so happy. I think I found the one it is right next to the two on my keyboard.
I am getting sick of all those penis enlargement emails clogging up my inbox ……. I told my wife to bloody stop sending them.
I was watching a movie and a detective dropped his cell phone and he cracked the case,
My wife kissed me this morning so I kissed her back . There was no way I was kissing her on her face .
My fear of insomnia keeps me awake at night.
My wife sent me shopping today . She told me to go and buy something that will make
her look sexy. I came home with two bottles of vodka….
The angry looking cop just came up to me and said. ‘’ Give me your name, ‘'
I said ,’’ Why , what is wrong with yours.?’'
Abe went up to blonde in the shopping mall and told her.’’ Please tell your boobs to stop looking in my eyes. ‘'
One of the most difficult things in the world is to convince your wife that even a bargain costs money.
 
Crossroads School had their first Golf Day for a few years since Covid at the Randpark Ridge Golf Club, and they had a very good turnout and it was a Lekker Golf day all round…. Pictures; https://www.stantgsm.com/category/pictures/4
 
SOSA is an organization offering Medical aid (Hospital Plan) to Yiddisher people who can’t afford Medical aid…… Rabbi’s Wingrin & Hoppenstein are Tukka trying their best for the community, and besides signing people up for Medical aid, they also need donors to assist with some ‘Geld’ www.SOSAMedical.org  See  https://www.stantgsm.com/category/info/15 ..... see the promotional video …. https://fb.watch/ecuAhi0nGN/
 
A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home near a junior high school.
He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment:
Then a new school year began…..
The very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful, after-school enthusiasm, came down his street, beating merrily on every trash can they encountered.
The crashing percussion continued day after day until finally, the wise old man decided it was time to take some action.
The next afternoon, he walked out to meet the young percussionists as they banged their way down the street.
Stopping them, he said.
“You kids are a lot of fun. I like to see you express your exuberance like that. In fact, I used to do the same thing when I was your age. Will you do me a favour? I’ll give you each a dollar if you’ll promise to come around every day and do your thing.”
The kids were elated and continued to do a bang-up job on the trash cans.
After a few days, the old-timer greeted the kids again, but this time he had a sad smile on his face.
“This recession’s really putting a big dent in my income.” He told them.
“From now on, I’ll only be able to pay you 50 cents to beat on the cans.”
The noisemakers were obviously displeased, but they did accept his offer and continued their afternoon ruckus.
A few days later, the wily retiree approached them again as they drummed their way down the street.
“Look,” he said. “I haven’t received my Social Security check yet, so I’m not going to be able to give you more than 25 cents. Will that be okay?”
“A lousy quarter?” The drum leader exclaimed.
“If you think we’re going to waste our time, beating these cans around for a quarter, you’re nuts! No way, mister. We quit!”
And the old man enjoyed peace… ( Slim Jim……..)
 
The Railways is in a total mess and the transport minister Fikile Mbalula on whose watch all trains have completely ceased to function in the Eastern Cape ,was one province he is taking credit for the partial reopening of Cape Town’s Central line and handing out advice on how to keep the rails clear….. Can u believe a Minister would actually say shoot squatters who have moved onto railway lines with Rubber bullets to get them off and out of the way….for too long the Mumzers have been allowed to steal railway lines/signals/ copper pipes etc., and now he expects to pour Billions into re building with very little chance of succeeding in keeping the Gunovim away…..They have stripped most small railway stations across the country to rubble, where the station s once stood, and in some area’s people have built shacks on the area where the railway lines used to travel…….. and of course the totally useless vea Rya bus system that they have tried to introduce has been a total flop, and even the few routes that are working, get closed down due to drivers striking….. Methinks on of the worst displays of wasting money must be the bus system they tried to do along the BIG LB (Louis Botha Avenue) which is lying in shambles, and the schmutz they have left behind is to terrible….. Built a multi-million rand bridge over the M1 to run busses from Alex to Sandton and the bridge is just lying there…..They should allow Taxi’s to use it, before it starts disintegrating….
 
Julio Woznica, a very special tour guide, speaking many languages….. and his Soweto Tours are legendary…. 082-654 4888  http://stantgsm.com/search/julio   Contact Juliowoz1@gmail.com   +27 82 65 44 888 …Virtual Tour ……… https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g-fU4u5arkrC7zsQvl-SuL43GM3xqKEo/view
 
As I mentioned, give Fay Arluk a call if you need a Tombstone….. Contact Fay @  bobbifayarluk@gmail.com     or call her on 082-4899054 or 011-4850511  http://www.stantgsm.com/category/info/15 
 
Some lekker ‘Lags’ @ http://www.stantgsm.com/category/jokes/5
 
Chappies……. Did U know ……….
http://stantgsm.com/view-post/chappies%20 %20fascinating%20story/5408
Barry Hilton does the ‘Chappies’ Shpiel…… https://youtu.be/LlDAhw0LFpY
Finland has the largest number of islands in the world (over 179,550)
Mount Everest is 8.9km (5.5 miles) high
 
FOR the MOST 'Jacked up' 'Yiddisher' Wedding registry, 'Gib A Kuk'   at; www.binuns.co.za     …… Online Helpdesk … 0861 772 665 … see http://www.stantgsm.com/category/simcha-extras/33
 
Happy birthday to my two Einingkels Liran (2) and Jayden (7) who had their birthdays this weekend…. Many, many more in good health.....
 
Mazeltov to Rabbi & Estee Stern on the birth of their twin boys last weekend….They have been brissed and lots of Nachus for the future…
 
Mazeltov to Aviva and Yoshi Tal Ohr in Israel on the birth of their Prince last night….Mazzies to Bobba’s & Zaida’s in Israel Gerald & Rhoanne Davids, and Pinchas & Penina Tal-Ohr….Special Mazeltov to Great Bobba Shirley Abraham in the ‘Beloved Country…..Mazzies to the whole Mishpocha……
 
Mazeltov to Israe (Krost) & Bernard Seeff on their 40th wedding anniversary…..Many more in good health….. Both the Krost & Seeff families have been in the steel business for many years….. https://www.stantgsm.com/
 
Mazeltov to Sarit (Bregman ) & Aaron Witz on the occasion of their Chasene at the Houghton Golf Course (Chuppa) and the Reception at the Houghton Hotel….. Mazeltov to Jacqui (Lewus) & Mark Bregman & Debra (Kanichowsky) & Mannie Witz ……. An E-mazing Chasene, starting with the Chuppa on the Course which looked E-mazing, and a FULL Chuppa Band in attendance…. The Houghton Décor was done by Gideon, the Old Master and the co-ordination by Richard Segerman…… The Catering by Riva Flax was quite E-mazing, and the whole evening was a ‘Michiel’….. Go back many years with the Lewus/Bregman families and the Witz families….. Anyone that does not know Mannie is an outcast……. Sarit actually did her training at the CDE in Houghton and I met her there…… Mazeltov to the whole Mishpocha…..  Pictures; https://www.stantgsm.com/
 
Sincere condolences to the Isaac’s family on the passing of their beloved Norman….. Norman had been a member for many years at Sandton Shul, and I met his parent nearly 50 years ago at the old Jewish Guild where they were bowlers ‘Amolikke Yoren’…… Sincere condolences to Jocelyn & Gavin and the family….
 
Sincere condolences to the Hill family on the loss of their Beloved Lilliane ….They were at Sandton Shul for many years and Dave was at Pollack / Josset 50 years ago when I worked there….My Late Mom Catered their Chasene ‘Amolikke Yoren’…….. Sincere condolences to the whole family
 
Sincere condolences to the Diamond family on the sudden loss of their Beloved Claudine….. Her Late husband Ian and his family had many hotels ‘Amolikke Yoren’ in Swaziland….. Her Zunnelle Dion is married to Aviva and she worked with us at Stan & Pete for many years….. Sincere condolences to the whole family….
 
Sincere condolences to the Karpelowsky family on the loss of their Beloved Shaun….Shaun was such a gentle soul, always smiling, and loved by all…..in a real tragedy he was stung by bees and he was highly allergic, and has suffered for the past 3 years……..Shaun was the son of Lionel and Rhona and leaves his wife Liora and the Kinderlach….Lionel had Ranchers butchery in Boksburg with his Late Boet David, and then was at Nussbaum’s for many years and is at Moishes now…….. Sincere condolences to the family and the many close friends like Crouse, Gazza and the crew….. He was a dedicated Hatzolah ‘Wekker’ …
 
Sincere condolences to the Frank family on the loss of their Beloved Ronnie…..Met Ronnie and his late wife Esme ‘Amolikke Yoren’ at the old Jewish Guild, and he was a tough ‘Boychick’….was one of THE diamond dealers in those days…..Sincere condolences to his Daughter Ashleigh (Elad) and the family
 
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Parsha of The Week 

Rabbi Emeritus
‘Yossy’ Goldman,’                                                                                BH    
Sydenham Shul,
C/O ‘Beloved Country’

In Good Times and Bad

 
Times have changed. We all know that. But what about people? Are humans any different today than they were in ancient times? Has human nature evolved over the millennia, or are we, basically, the same kind of people we always were?
 
Some five weeks before his passing, Moses begins a series of sermons that can be described as his ethical will. He foresees the future and tries to spare his flock the tragedies that may arise from their potential errors of judgment in the years ahead.
 
He speaks of the good times and the bad, and addresses the people’s possible responses to the fortunes and misfortunes they may face.
 
And it will be, when the L‑rd, your G‑d, brings you to the land He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you, great and good cities that you did not build, and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not hew, vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant, and you will eat and be satisfied. Beware, lest you forget the L‑rd, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.1
 
Moses understood human nature all too well. Forty years of leading his people had taught him all anyone could ever hope to know about the human psyche.
 
He realized that in times of wealth and success, his people might well forget the Great Provider of their blessings.
 
And so, he cautions them to remember Who it was that gave them their freedom in the first place: The Almighty, who took them out of Egyptian bondage and fed them manna from heaven, would also give them victory over the Canaanite nations and, eventually, a land of their own, he promised.
 
He also understood that it was all too likely that it would take a change of fortune for them to remember the source of their blessings.
 
When you are distressed, and all these things happen upon you in the end of days, [only] then you will return to the L‑rd your G‑d and obey Him.2
 
Was he wrong? When do we cry out to G‑d? When we are distressed. When we experience tsuris. When times are tough. That’s when we return to Him and His way of life.
So, I ask you: Has human nature really changed? Is it any different today from the days of Moses?
 
When do people run to synagogue, to the rabbi, to the graves of the righteous, or to the Western Wall? In times of trouble. When does the Siddur suddenly inspire our most articulate, eloquent expressions of appeal to the Almighty? When do we cry out to Him with our deepest, most genuine sincerity, if not when asking Him to save us from our worries and woes?
 
And you know what? That is entirely appropriate. Where else should we turn? To whom should we direct our prayers and our cries for help, if not Him?
 
But what Moses is teaching us is to remember G‑d as the source of our good fortune, too, not only in our hours of hardship.
 
We may be clever, work smart and hard, but still, success and failure are not necessarily in our own hands. “There is no bread for the wise,”3 said King Solomon, the wisest of all men. Indeed, I know plenty of very smart people who never “made it” and some less intellectually endowed folks who became great successes. Clearly, there is a heavenly hand at work here.
 
Moses’s message is just as relevant to us as to his own generation over 3,000 years ago. So, indeed, it appears that human nature has not changed one bit.
 
On more than one occasion, the Rebbe lamented that he had too many “tsuris chassidim,” referring to those who only turned to him when times were tough. He even remarked that, sometimes, the only way he realized people’s problems had been solved was when he didn’t hear from them again.
 
And I once heard that the Rebbetzin commented how grateful she was when a certain individual from London made the trans-Atlantic trip to New York just to give a personal “thank you” to the Rebbe for his sage advice and blessings which had helped him tremendously.
 
In my community of Johannesburg, we are currently involved in a campaign to build a new girls’ high school. The project was given a huge lift-off when a prosperous donor was approached by one of my rabbinic colleagues to contribute. During their conversation, the rabbi asked the businessman, “Has G‑d not been very good to you?” The man’s honest and humble response? A multi-million contribution!
 
May we all experience only good fortune and never forget where it came from.

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