Mazal Tov to Leah & Ya’akov Waller & families on the birth of a baby girl.
Mazal Tov to Batsheva & Izzi Goldman & families on the birth of a baby girl.
Times: Shabbat starts tonight with candle lighting at 8:00pm, and ends Saturday night at 8:57pm. The weekly Torah portion is Terumah.
Megillah Readings and Purim Parties in the CBD: Thurs, 1st March
Megillah Reading at 1:00pm Sharp
Lunch and Shiur with Rabbi Mirvis at 1.25pm
Mincha at 2:05pm
Level 28, 101 Collins Street
Megillah Reading at 12:15pm Sharp
Followed by party
Entrance on Church St next to the car park entrance. Just up the corner of Lt Collins.
Proceed down the stairs to the basement level.
RSVP for catering purposes to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 26, February. (Please specify which party/reading you will be attending.)
Mincha in the CBD: Mincha has successfully resumed and will continue next week at 2:07pm using the SMS system to confirm numbers.
Study: The Wednesday shiur & lunch takes place at the new time of 1.30pm at Billing Bureau, followed by mincha.
Kosher Food in the CBD: Glicks delivery in the CBD: We are thrilled to announce Glicks online. We now come to you! Whether it’s for one person or corporate catering for 100, we have a delicious range of filled bagels, fruit, danish, muffins, drinks and club sandwiches. The food is beautifully presented and we deliver twice a day anywhere in Melbourne including the CBD. Gluten free choices are also available.We are offering a huge 20% off all orders till end February (excluding delivery). Go to www.glicks.com.au and enter promo code glicks2018 to receive the discount.
SUSHI: Kosher sushi delivery coming to the city soon … watch this space for more details.
Thought of the Week with thanks to David Prins. This week’s Torah reading contains G-d’s commands to Moshe to build the Mishkan – the sanctuary in the desert. Most of the verbs in G-d’s instructions to Moshe are in the second person singular. The word ve-asita – you shall make – appears 32 times. Exceptionally, the Torah says ve-asu aron – they shall make an Ark, in the plural.
The Midrash asks why in regard to the Ark the Torah says “they shall make”, rather than “you (Moshe) shall make”. It answers that there are three crowns – the crown of kingship, the crown of priesthood and the crown of Torah. The Midrash equates each of these crowns with a vessel in the Mishkan: the crown of kingship is the table; the crown of priesthood is the altar; the crown of Torah is the Ark.
The Midrash teaches that if one acquires the Torah then it is as if he acquired all three crowns. We cannot all be kings to acquire the crown of kingship. We cannot all be priests to acquire the crown of priesthood. But we can all study Torah and acquire the crown of Torah and hence all three crowns. Thus it is for all to make the Ark that is the crown of Torah, and not just for Moshe.