Times: Shabbat starts Friday night with candlelighting at 8:17pm; ends Saturday night at 9:18pm. Early Shabbat candlelighting is between 7:10pm-7:15pm. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbos is Beshalach.

Mincha in the CBD: Mincha is still pretty-much in recess (earliest time is 2.07pm). We might try one day next week using the SMS and see how many responses we get.

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

Kosher Food in the CBD: 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
10% Discount on your first website purchase. Enter promo code “FIRST TIME” at checkout.
Kosher sandwiches, muffins and salads are available at the following locations:
CUPP- Manchester Unity Building- Ground Floor-220 Collins Street
CBW EXPRESS-181 William Street.(Entrance Little Bourke St)
IN A RUSH CAFE-616 St Kilda Road-(Ground Floor-Lowe Lippmann Building)

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 Gaby SilverThe world appears to have forgotten lessons of the past. Global anti-Semitism has reached the worst levels since 1945. How are we to respond to this palpable threat? On the verse “In the abundance of Your grandeur, You devastate Your opponents”, sung after the parting of the Red Sea, Rashi comments that those who rise against the Jews are directly attacking Hashem.

The divine response is implied in the previous verse: “Your right hand, G-d”, majestic in might; Your right hand, G-d”, crushes the enemy”. The curious double phraseology intimates that in defence of His Children, Hashem’s “left hand”, (attribute of judgement and might) evolves into a second “right hand”, (mercy, kindness), The Mechilta explains that the Jews were on the verge of annihilation along with their erstwhile oppressors. Their faith in advancing into the sea prior to its splitting transformed that judgement to benevolence. That same supreme faith and trust in G-d is needed to combat our present day Pharaohs, and bring about the ultimate revelation of G-dliness, may it happen immediately.

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