Times: Shabbat starts Friday night with candlelighting at 7:43pm; Shabbat ends Saturday night at 8:45pm. The weekly torah portion is Vayeira.

Upcoming Events: Monday, 10th of November: Lunchtime lecture with Rav Amnon Barak “Who really compiled and edited the Torah? Understanding and dispelling the “documentary hypothesis” at 12:45pm at Arnold Bloch Leibler, Level 21, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne. For more information click here. Please note this event is full and is no longer accepting RSVPs.

Mincha in the CBD: Mincha time of 1.45pm (Mon-Thu) for summer season is working well and will continue at least until the end of November depending on demand. On Monday only, mincha will take place at ABL 21/333 Collins, following the Rav Bazak lecture. Fridays have run out of steam.

Study: Mon 12.30 @ East Melb Shule;
Wed 1.15 @ Billing Bureau

Kosher Food in the CBD: NEW!!! Nifla Kosher Catering (KA Hechsher) is proud to offer Corporate Catering, specializing in individual and board room lunches. For further details visit www.nifla.com.au
Kosher sandwiches, muffins and salads are available at the following locations:
-Lowe Lipman building- In a Rush –  616 St Kilda Rd
-Toby’s Estate in Flinders Lane -325 Flinders Lane
Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches, Salmon and Salad Bagels, Continental Cheese and Tomato sandwiches, and Sushi Platters

Kosher sandwiches and snacks provided by Sidewalk Cafe (KA Hechsher) are available at the following locations:
-CBW Express- 181 William Street (Open late until 9pm)
-Pronto on Flinders – 335 Flinders Lane
Kosher sandwiches and snacks delivered daily to the CBD.
SANDWICHES: egg mayonnaise and tomato, tuna mayonnaise and pickles, smoked salmon and herbed cream cheese, crisp lettuce, sliced cheese, tomato, cucumber and salad. SNACKS: natural berry yogurt with oat cluster crumble, fresh fruit salad, mixed berry muffin

Thought of the Week with thanks to David Prins The Talmud (Bava Metzia 87a) tells us that the righteous say little and do much, while the wicked say much and don’t even do a little. In this week’s Torah reading, Abraham offers his guests just bread and water, and actually gave them a freshly cooked and baked sumptuous meal. In contrast, in next week’s Torah reading Efron offers Abraham a burial place free of charge, but ends up accepting full payment.

It rings true today, with politicians and others standing for office making wild promises that they will have difficulty delivering. In contrast, the truly righteous are those who quietly deliver without fuss. They consistently provide significant benefit to the community and society, with few words but strong actions. In this 30-second thought for the week, I also strive to impact the readers’ thoughts in few words.

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