Times: Shabbat starts tonight with candlelighting at 5:08pm; ends Saturday night at 6:08pm. The fast starts on Saturday at 5.27pm. The fast of Tisha b’Av follows on directly from Shabbat and ends on Sunday night at 5:57pm. We don’t make havdala until Sunday night after the fast. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbos is Devarim – Shabbat Chazon

Upcoming Events: This Tuesday, 28 July: A lunchtime lecture with Rav Dudi Winker “24/6: How Can A Digital Business Keep Shabbat?” 1:00pm Mincha; 1:10pm Lunch & Lecture; at Hall and Wilcox Lawyers, Level 11 South Tower, Rialto, 525 Collins Street. RSVP TODAY for catering purposes to events@jbd.org.au. For more information click here for Facebook or here for the JBD website.

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

Study: Wed shiur @ Billing Bureau: 1:15pm

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
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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)

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 Gaby Silver. This week begins Sefer Devarim, which represents a seminal point of transition from wandering to settlement, exile to redemption, mundane to Holy. Paradoxically, it is accompanied by an inverse transition from a state in which the people lived under G-d’s permanent, miraculous protection – manna from heaven, pillars of fire and cloud, self-mending clothes. Once inside the land, they would need to fend for themselves. While appearing as a descent, this is divine recognition of the nascent nation’s evolution from childhood to adulthood. They are now strong, wise and mature enough to stand on their own two feet, and thus ready to enter the Land.

This Shabbos coincides with Tisha b’Av, therefore the fast is pushed off until Sunday. As Jews, we pray that any fast, especially this one, once pushed off should remain so. This can only happen when we ourselves replicate the experience of our ancestors and make our own spiritual and physical transition by elevating our souls from their lowly stature to lofty heights. By converting this world from darkness to light. This can only be done by a steadfast, joyful, uncompromising commitment to Torah and Mitzvot, which will deliver the ultimate transition to an age which is totally Shabbos with the coming of Moshiach. Then Tisha b’Av, together with all sadness, suffering and evil will finally be pushed off for all eternity.

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