Times: Shabbat starts tonight with candlelighting at 5:13pm; ends Saturday night at 6:13pm.  The weekly Torah portion is Vaetchanan – Shabbos Nachamu. Tu B’Av is today – read about it here

Past Events: This past Tuesday, Rav Dudi Winker gave a lunchtime lecture on “24/6: How Can A Digital Business Keep Shabbat?” To listen to this lecture please click here for the podcast, here for the Facebook page, 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
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)

Thought of the Week with thanks to Rabbi Menachem Wolf. Give up. Actually, don’t. Should we give up when we know we wont succeed? Why waste the time? Often we are told to work on the things that we can make a difference in, or, to only work on the things we can change and not be bothered by the things we can’t. Somehow we have become ‘safe-choice’ makers, we only work on things we know we are highly likely to achieve.

Moses tells the people in the desert that he begged and tried to persuade G-d to let him into Israel but failed. Surely Moses knew that when G-d made up His mind, He wasn’t going to change it. Even more so, why share this with the Jews? It would only lead them to believe that it is pointless to pray to G-d or try to change one’s gloomy predicament.
Moses teaches us a crucial idea: just because it looks unlikely, if it’s possible and you believe in it, go for it and definitely don’t be ashamed to tell people you’re trying.

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