Times: Yom Kippur and the fast begin Tuesday evening at 5:58pm. Yom Kippur ends Wednesday evening at 6:56pm.

Mincha in the CBD: We will have special mincha today at 1.00pm, and then at 1.00pm Thursday.

Study: Wed shiur @ Billing Bureau: No Shiur this week due to Yom Kippur

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 Michelle ColemanAt the conclusion of Ne’ilah on Yom Kippur, we sound the shofar and call out “Le’shanah haba’ah b’Yerushalayim” – “next year in Jerusalem”. The only other occasion on which we say these words is Pesach, as we finish the Seder. Why is this wish expressed on these two occasions only, and not on every day of the year?

In the Talmud (Rosh Hashanah 11a) there are two opinions as to when the future redemption will occur. One holds that we were freed from Egypt in Nissan (the month in which Pesach falls) and that the future redemption will also take place in Nissan. The other opinion holds that we were freed from Egypt in Nissan but will be redeemed in the future in Tishrei (when Yom Kippur is held).

Given the association of both Pesach and Yom Kippur with the final redemption, it is particularly appropriate to express our yearning for it on these two occasions. Le’shanah haba’ah bi’Rushalayim!

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