Times: Shabbat starts Friday night with candlelighting at 8:11pm; ends Saturday night at 9:11pm. Early Shabbat candlelighting is between 7:05pm-7:10pm. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbos is Yitro.

Upcoming Events: Four-part meditation series to help you perform better at work as well as minimise distraction and anxiety. It is ideal for both experienced and inexperienced meditators alike. Monday, 19th of February; Monday, 26th of February; Thursday, 12th March; Thursday, 19th March.12:45pm-1:30pm. Lower Ground Floor, Mercure Grand Hotel 195 Swanston St (or enter from 265 Lt Bourke St) Harmony Room. We’d like to get an estimate of how many will attend, so RSVP admin@jbd.org.au but note that this is not required to secure a place.

Mincha in the CBD: We will try mincha using the SMS next week (start time 2:08pm) 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)

Spot On (KA Hechsher)
Kosher sandwiches and snacks are available at the following locations: 
Pronto on Flinders -335 Flinders Lane
Smoked salmon and cheese sandwich, Tuna sandwich,Cheese and salad sandwich, Egg and tomato sandwich. Natural yoghurt with berries and granola clusters
Mixed berry muffin, Seasonal fresh fruit salad, Pesto pasta salad (new), Greek salad (new).

Thought of the Week with thanks to Ezra MayWhen Yisro observed Moshe sitting alone in judgment for the people the entire day, he advised him to appoint judges to assist by hearing the majority of cases, with any “davar gadol -major matter” (18:22) to still be referred to him. However, interestingly, when the Torah records Moshe adopting this suggestion, Moshe subtly deviates from Yisro’s advice with Moshe now retaining any “davar kasheh – difficult matter” (18:26) to be referred to him. Rav Chaim Berlin (son of the Netziv), explains the fundamental difference. To Yisro, and many others, the value and importance of a case is determined by the amount of money involved – “the major cases”. Moshe, however, understood that Torah justice assigns the same significance & priority to a case involving millions of dollars as it does to one involving only a few. Therefore the primary determinant of a case deserving Moshe’s personal consideration & judgment was whether it was a “difficult case” of Halachic law and not the “major” amount of dollars.

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