Times: Shabbat starts tonight with candlelighting at 5:08pm; ends Saturday night at 6:06pm. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbos is Emor.

Upcoming Events: Lunchtime lecture with Rabbi Michael Beris “The mirror reflected: land registration and Jewish law” on Wednesday, 13th of May at 1:15pm at Billing Bureau (following mincha at 1:00pm), Level 5 South Tower, 459 Collins St. RSVP for catering purposes to events@jbd.org.au by 5pm Monday, 11th of May.

Mincha in the CBD: Mincha continues at 1.00pm Monday-Thursday.

Study: Wed shiur Billing Bureau1:15pm – special shiur this week

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 Avi TelekA prevalent custom on Lag Ba’Omer is for children to play with bows and arrows. A lesson we could learn from this is that in order to shoot far, one needs to pull the arrow back towards himself. One can extrapolate this into a lesson for life. In order to affect the world, or indeed, someone else, one needs to first look inwards to unlock that potential. We need to first improve our own character traits in order to make the most impact on someone else. Perhaps we could connect this to this week’s Torah reading of Emor. It introduces the importance of speech and its effect on another. Torah wants us to speak positively and kindly towards another because words are powerful and can act as a double-edged sword. May the self-improvements we make now, during Sefiras Haomer make us worthy of receiving the ultimate Torah, the Torah of Moshiach.

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