Thank G-d!

הודו לה׳ כי טוב כי לעולם חסדו

Give thanks to HaShem for He is good; His kindness is eternal 

Dear Friend,

My wife Sara, and I, give thanks to Hashem for the blessing of the birth of our granddaughter Musya, born to our children, Esther & Yossi Shemtov. 

Little Musya was named at a Torah reading in Jerusalem, in the popular Mayanot Yeshiva ( for later beginners, co-founded by Rabbi Yossi’s father, Rabbi Kasriel Shemtov. She was named after the late wife of the Rebbe OBM. 

Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka (Musya) was a righteous, brilliant, educated, unassuming, devoted, regal lady, and it is clearly Musya’s parent’s wish that these traits and soul qualities be invested into their daughter. 

Esther & Yossi, Mazel Tov! May you raise Musya to “Torah, Chuppah & good deeds” & May she give her parents, grandparents & klal yisrael much Yiddishe Chassidishe nachas!

We have been inundated with love and blessings for which we are deeply grateful to you, our community, and I apologize if I haven’t yet responded to your text, email, WhatsApp, Facebook etc. It simply takes time, but I’ll get there- thank you!

The Zervice moves…to 4:45pm. As the days get longer, we will move our pre-Shabbas Zervice to a bit later in the day. Https:// Please put your video on so we could enjoy your presence & energy. Zee you!

Got 2 minutes? Well, if you do (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), Rabbi Hecht wants to give you the whole Torah! 

Maimonides (Rambam) explains all of Judaism’s 613 Mitzvot in his monumental work of the Mishneh Torah. Studying a section a day allows you to review all the mitzvos in just under a year. Join the WhatsApp group & each day Rabbi Hecht will teach the daily mitzvah- in just 2 minutes!

Will the real Messiah stand up? False Messiahs & life after life will be presented in Moshiach Panel Part 2. Once again, we’re joined by Rabbi Dovid Hazdan of the Great Park Shul & Rabbi Yossi Hecht (Sr) of Chabad Sandton as we examine life on the brink of a new world. 

This Monday July 13. 8pm. Https://

Mazel Tov to Ariel Katzen on celebrating his 30th birthday! Ariel ( is a child of Cape Town & Marais Road Shul and the Shul is a second home to him & his family. We wish you much hatzlacha & blessing for your new decade ahead & can’t wait to celebrate with you in person! 

Another committee Shul person is Judy Dadon and we’re thrilled to wish her a Mazel Tov on the birth of her grandson! Well, now knowing a little bit of what you’re going though, we join you in your celebration and joy. Much nachas!

Mazel Tov to Marilyn Katz on her 70th Birthday! Many happy healthy decades ahead!

Mazels to Ivan & Sheila Zuckerman on their 55th Wedding Anniversary, to my Shul neighbor, Alec Cohen on his 91st Birthday, to the indefatigable Percy Tucker on his 92nd Birthday, to Prof Julian & Judith Kinderlerer on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Ephraim in London and to Freda Newman on the birth of her great granddaughter- May HaShem bless you with continued nachas and good health! 

Yeshiva of Cape Town & Torah MiTzion present    weekly shiurim from Israel by outstanding scholars. To register click here For more details: +972-52-8119619

Condolences to Sheila Marshall on the loss of her husband; to Martin, David & Ian Marshall on the loss of their father, and to Mel Marshall on the loss of his brotherJulius Marshall. May HaShem Grant you strength & comfort with an extra embrace in this time of social distancing. 

We’re now in the period of the Three Weeks, a time when we mourn the destruction of both Temples and the state of galut, exile. For more information click here

In the words of Maimonides, “May these days be transformed into days of joy and rejoicing”. Amen!

Shabbat Shalom & happy reading!