Times: Shabbat starts tonight with candlelighting at 5:54pm, ends Saturday night at 6:51pm. The weekly Torah portion for Shabbat is Ki Tetzei.

Friday Mincha in the CBD: Mincha on Friday is on this week at 1.00pm at 5/459 Collins (not at St James) with herring, kugel & whisky. Numbers have been consistently good, so we will just send a SMS reminder.

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 Avi Teleki. Unfortunately, as we all know, Jews don’t lack enemies. If one were to look throughout history, we definitely have had our fair share. However in the opening words of this week’s Torah reading, “When you go to war on your enemies…”, our sages teach that this can refer to not only a physical war, but also a spiritual war. A constant battle between our good and evil inclination rages. The question therefore begs, how can one rise up on a spiritual front to defeat the evil inclination? The answer comes in the actual language of the Torah. When one goes to war on (or in other words, above) ones enemies, one will not be discouraged, but rather hold up the true Torah values. Not to be embarrassed, but rather embrace the Torah principles is the way to successfully defeat the spiritual enemies.

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