Times: Shabbat starts Friday night with candlelighting at 7:58pm; Shabbat ends Saturday night at 9:02pm. The weekly Torah portion is Toldot.

Mincha in the CBD: Mincha continues on Mon-Thu at 1.45pm for summer season at least until the end of November.

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
-Cupp-220 Collins Street (in the Manchester Unity building)
Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches, Salmon and Salad Bagels, Continental Cheese and Tomato sandwiches, and Sushi Platters

Sidewalk Cafe (KA Hechsher)
Kosher sandwiches and snacks 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 Rafi GoodmanImmediately at the beginning of this week’s Torah portion – Toldos – we learn about the birth of the two diametrically opposed brothers, Yaacov and Esav, perfected holiness and utter evil.

Individually they represent the 2 souls that exist within us. We each possess an inner Yaacov – our Divine soul with its holy drives, and also an inner Esav, which represents our animating soul with its purely selfish pursuits.

The Divine soul overcomes the animating soul in the same way that light overcomes darkness. Light does not have to actively exert itself to dispel darkness – darkness simply ceases to exist in the presence of light.

Similarly. when our divine soul asserts itself, it weakens the materialistic tendencies of the animating soul. As soon as we let the holiness of our Divine soul shine by focussing on noble pursuits, particularly fulfilling mitzvos and learning from our holy Torah, the challenges associated with the self-centeredness of the animating soul disappears.

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