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In Melbourne Shabbat begins Fri 25 Aug 2017 05:34 PM and ends Sat 26 Aug 2017 06:35 PM
ט' שבט ה' אלפים תשע"א
Shabbat Torah Reading
Shemot - Exodus 18:1-20:23
15th Month of Shvat
Thursday 20 Jan 2011
The 15th day of the month of Shvat is the beginning of the "new year" for trees.
Tu B'Shvat is the new year for calculating the age of trees for tithing.
The Torah states fruit from trees grown in the land of Israel may not be eaten during the first three years; the fourth year's fruit is for G-d, and after that, the fruit can be eaten.
Each tree is considered to have aged one year as of Tu B'Shvat, no matter when in the year it was planted.
It is customary to plant trees, partake of the fruits of the land of Israel to mark this occasion.
The Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Australia (COSA) requests monies collected from Aliyot next Shabbat be donated to the Queensland Jewish Community's appeal launched to assist Jewish people affected by the recent flood
ERUV STATUS THIS WEEK
HELP US MAINTAIN THE ERUV
For over 13 years every week irresprective of the weather conditions the Melbourne Eruv infrastructure (comprising kilometresof wires and poles which form the boundaries) is physically inspected.
Where necessary a team of Contactors are on standby to carry out immediate repairs thereby ensuring it is kosher to the highest standards and and be relied upon for the fortcoming Shabbat.
The supervision and maintenance of the Eruv is very expensive and requires your assistance.
Donations can be made to:
Melbourne Eruv Pty Ltd, P O Box 9, Balaclava Victoria, 3183 or paid directly into the Bank Account of Melbourne Eruv
BSB: 083 510, Account: 6918458
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