Times: Candlelighting is Friday 5:27pm; Shabbat ends Saturday 6:26pm. The weekly Torah Portion is Ki Teitzei.

Mincha in the CBD: JBD mincha minyan continues at 1:00pm. There are also minyanim every day at 1.15pm at East Melbourne shul and Chabad of the CBD

Study: Mon 12.30 @ East Melb Shule; Wed 12.30 Special @ Billing Bureau.

Kosher Food in the CBD: GOLD’S GOURMET are supplying delicious sandwiches to the following THREE outlets in the CBD:
Pronto on Flinders @ Ground Level, 335 Flinders Lane
CBW Express- CGU Building @ 181 William St.
Cityblend Café @ 365 Little Collins St.

Thought of the Week with thanks to Yudi New. “When you go out to war against your enemy….”. The Sfas Emes teaches us that the war in this week’s Parsha can be viewed as a spiritual battle to liberate the pockets of Holiness which lie captive throughout this physical world waiting to be liberated. This “war” is waged by each one of us every single week as we struggle and wrestle with the mundane armed only with G-d’s support and His spiritual arsenal of Torah and Mitzvot. Each Shabbat we retreat to our spiritual base to recharge before being sent back out to the front. However, all of this is only worthwhile if, ‘veshavisya shivyo’, we repatriate these “captives” to their rightful spiritual source and incorporate them into our battle packs for next time.

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