Times: Shabbat starts tonight with candlelighting at 4:57pm, ends Saturday night at 5:59pm. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbat is Korach.

Grand Opening of the IDF Training Centre in the CBD: The home of authentic Krav Maga opens its new IDF training centre at 446 Collins Street, Melbourne on October 13, 2016 from 5:30pm. For more information or to sign up for the foundation special offer click here or for the Facebook page event click here.

Friday Mincha in the CBD: Mincha on Friday is in recess and will return next week.

Mincha in the CBD: Melbourne CBD’s minyan factory is continuing, with an amazing three minyans per day, every day. Thank you for your attendance and participation.
Buffet Lunch from 12.30pm-2.00pm.
Mincha at 1.00pm, and 1.15pm for this week.
Melbourne Room of St. James complex near the corner of Little Collins Street and Church St. Click here for a map. For more information click here.
Email stjames.mincha@gmail.com to be added to the list for any daily updates.

Study: Wednesday shiur will take place after the 1.15pm mincha at St James

Kosher Food in the CBD: Nifla Kosher Catering (KA Hechsher)
Offers Corporate Catering, specialising in individual and board room  lunches. 10% Discount on your first website purchase. Enter promo code “FIRST TIME”. For further details visit www.nifla.com.au
IN A RUSH CAFE-616 St Kilda Road-(Ground Floor-Lowe Lippmann Building)

Thought of the Week with thanks to Michelle Coleman. This week’s Torah reading, Korach, opens with Korach’s challenge to Moshe. In Pirkei Avot Chapter 5 we learn: “Which is a dispute that is for the sake of Heaven? The dispute(s) between Hillel and Shamai. Which is a dispute that is not for the sake of Heaven? The dispute of Korach and all his company.”
Given the language of the first dispute mentioned – Hillel and Shamai – it would make sense that the following dispute should be referred to as the dispute of Korach and Moshe. Why, then, is this not the case? According to the Midrash Shmuel, Moshe’s name is omitted because his motives were certainly for the sake of Heaven, while those of Korach and his company most certainly were not. Among the many disputes that arise in our community, we should be mindful of this and try to ascertain honestly which are truly for the sake of Heaven and which, like Korach’s, are in actual fact about self-aggrandisement despite cloaking themselves in Torah.

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