Times: Shabbat starts on Friday at 7:13 pm and ends on Saturday night at 8:11 pm. The weekly Torah portion is Noach.

Mincha in the CBD: We will seek to resume mincha at L2/430 Lt Collins on summer schedule (1.45pm) once there is demand. Join the the WhatsApp group to stay across the latest details.

Study: The Weekly Shiur continues on Wednesday at 1.20pm via zoom. Current topic: default employment conditions & benefits. Details here.

Thought of the Week with thanks to Rafi Goodman. In this week’s Torah reading, Noach was told to enter the ark with his family and animals in order to repopulate the earth after the Great Flood. Allegorically, “entering the ark” means that one should immerse oneself in the study of the Torah and in prayer, in order to protect oneself from the “flood” of worldly distractions that threaten to drown us in materialism.

This does not mean that we should become indifferent to the needs of others. We must not be content with our own welfare and self-preservation alone. We are empowered to bring our families, our children, and ultimately the entire world into a wholesome, safe haven of Torah study and prayer. The plight of our fellow person should give us no rest, for we are all like one body – if one is spiritually ill, then we are all affected, and the health of our collective self positively affects the health of each one of us.

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