We would  like to wish Jeremy and Michal Herz (nee: Bloch) a mazal tov on the birth of their baby girl. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Naomi & Geoff Bloch and  Debbie & Jeff Herz.

Times: Shabbat starts Friday night with candlelighting at 7:04pm; ends Saturday night at 8:00pm. Early Shabbat candlelighting is between 6:10pm-6:15pm. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbos is Tzav and is Shabbos Hagadol.

Mincha in the CBD: Mincha continues daily at 1.54pm using the SMS system for just one more week before the end of DST. After next weekend, we will switch to our usual winter time of 1.00pm.

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)

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 Rafi Goodman. This week’s Parsha is all about sacrifices – “Korbanos” – which in Hebrew means “drawing close” to Hashem. The steps involved in offering the sacrifices all allude to psychological processes that we undergo in drawing close to Hashem. This might sound a bit gross but here goes:

  • Slaughtering the animal – renouncing our animalistic orientation toward life.
  • Sprinkling blood on the altar – re-orienting our enthusiasm (signified by warm blood) toward Holy things.
  • Placing the fat of the animal on the altar -re-orienting our sense of delight (signified by fat, indulgence) toward Godliness.
  • Burning the animal on the altar – alludes to the consumption of our animal nature by Divinity.

This means that our drives become drives for goodness, as we transform the world into Hashem’s home.

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