Times: Shabbat starts Friday night with candlelighting at 8:04pm; ends Saturday night at 9:02pm. Early Shabbat candlelighting is between 7:00pm-7:05pm. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbos is Mishpatim. Rosh Chodesh Adar is on Thursday (19/2) and Friday (20/2).

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. Feb 19th, Feb. 26th, March 12th, March 19th.12:45pm-1:30pm. Fee $10.00. Mercure Grand Hotel, 195 Swanston St (or enter from 265 Lt Bourke St) Lower Ground Floor, 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 resumed mincha last week and had a minyan on Tues & Thurs, so we’re now back on for 2015! Mincha will continue using the SMS system next week (start time 2:08pm).

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

Kosher Food in the CBD: NIFLA KOSHER CATERING (KA Hechsher) 
Offers 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”.
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)
Fawkner Express Convenience Store-431 St Kilda Road (Toorak road end)

Spot On (KA Hechsher) 

Kosher sandwiches and snacks are available at the following location: 
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 Avi TelekiLast week, we heard the Ten Commandments, a revelation from G-d himself. The Jews were on a very high spiritual state in order to receive it. However, it is interesting that the following parsha, Mishpatim, discusses relatively mundane laws, seemingly from one extreme to the other. Although these are two opposites, this is in essence the point of Torah, to combine the spiritual with the mundane. Therefore these two parshas are juxtaposed to reiterate this message that we need to infuse our everyday lives with spirituality.

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