Times: Happy Purim! Lunch (1.00pm) and megillah reading (1.15pm) today at Juilliard – Level 31 North Tower, 459 Collins St. Cold beer and very good whisky to help make your day a little more merry. Shushan Purim is on Friday (25/3). Shabbat starts tomorrow night with candlelighting at 7:06pm, ends Saturday night at 8:01pm. Early Shabbat – light candles between 6:15pm-6:20pm. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbat is Tzav
Upcoming Event: Wednesday, 6 April: Feed your soul and feed your body with a lunchtime lecture from Rabbi Davey Blackman. 12:30pm-1:30pm with Mincha following lecture at Wingate Level 48, 101 Collins Street. RSVP for catering purposes to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 4th April.
Mincha in the CBD: No Mincha this Friday due to Public Holiday. Will return for a big finish to DST next Friday.
Study: Wed Shiur @ Billing Bureau: summer time of 1:30pm, followed by mincha at 1.53pm using the SMS system to confirm numbers.
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:
IMPORTANT NOTE: the two CBD locations are not reliably stocking kosher products due to low demand. One of two things will happen: either they will stop carrying them, or more people will start buying and it will be worthwhile for them.
1932 Café- Ground floor –Manchester Unity Building- 220 Collins Street. Melbourne.
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 Rafi Goodman. In this week’s Parsha Tzav, we see how G-d instructs Moshe to command Aaron and his sons regarding their duties and rights as Kohanim (“priests”) who offer the korbanot (animal and meal offerings) in the mishkan. One of those offerings is for a penitent to bring – a guilt offering – when a person admits to having falsely denied owing someone else money. The Torah describes such a denial as “acting unfaithfully to G-d”.
Any sin can be considered unfaithful to G-d as we are acting in opposition to G-d’s will. Yet the Torah is making a specific point in case of someone who acts unfairly to his/her fellow. Even with personal relationships which may be viewed as not “religious” or not pertaining to our relationship with G-d, the Torah is telling us that someone who contradicts his/her fellow is a direct affront to G-d. Positive interpersonal relationships are absolutely vital and Hashem takes it personally.