Times: AFL season kicks off tonight at the MCG 7:20pm Search for the chametz tonight after 7:40pm
Friday is erev Pesach; finish eating chametz by 11:26am; burn chametz by 12:24pm. First seder is Friday night; candlelighting is 6:54pm. Saturday night/second seder candlelighting after 7:49pm.
Daylight savings time officially ends Saturday night (move clocks back one hour), although many synagogues are operating on DST until the end of yom tov. First days of Pesach end on Sunday evening at 6:48pm AEST which is 7:28pm if you didn’t change your clock.
Confused? You won’t be after an extra hour’s sleep!
Chol Hamoed Pesach is Monday 6/4 to Thursday 9/4. Second Days of Pesach: Make an Eruv Tavshilin on Thursday 9/4 before the last days of Pesach. Last days of Pesach begin Thursday night 9/4; candlelighting is 5:45pm. Friday night/8th night of Pesach; candlelighting after 5:44pm. Pesach ends Saturday night at 6:39pm.
Mincha in the CBD: Mincha time reverts to 1.00pm from Tuesday, April 7th. We will have a minyan next week Chol Hamoed Pesach Tues-Thurs using the SMS system to confirm numbers.
Study: Wed shiur @ Billing Bureau; No shiur during Pesach. Will resume (15/4)
Kosher Food in the CBD: Please note there not be any kosher food available during Pesach in the CBD.
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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 Yudi New. At the seder, the “wicked” son asks “what is this work for you?” The Ksav Sofer explains that his question is not “why are you eating the Korban Pesach?” – he gets the celebrations – but rather why are you busying yourself with all these preparations? Surely, someone else can do the hard work!
We respond that it is a sacrifice to commemorate that G-d Himself, in all His glory, passed-over the Jewish homes and redeemed His people. He didn’t leave it to his angels or messengers – even though He had plenty and it would have been more convenient. G-d reached out directly to His people. On Pesach, through our direct and personal efforts in the lead up, we have the opportunity to experience and relive that closeness and direct relationship with G-d – may we all merit to it.