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A LONG SHELF LIFE
By Elissa Blaser
 
Among the many things we all think about, is the future.  
Will something last? Does it have a long shelf life?  
Will this continue for a long time?
We look for the perpetual gift, the gift we can continue to count on in the future.
 
Chanukah comes to reassure us. Our blessings from Hashem, the gifts we receive from the Divine, come from the well of infinity — they have no end. Oil which should have lasted a short while, lasted for 8 days, lasted past ordinary laws into the laws above nature, symbolised by eight. There is a hint in the lights of the Menorah. When we are blessed from Above, and enter the domain of eight, above natural laws, we are in a perpetual bracha. The oil renewed itself; our brachot renew themselves; and the question: Can this last? Yes, it can.
 
Today, Thursday and Friday are Rosh Chodesh Kislev.
May the month be filled with light and hope, Chodesh Tov.
 
Melbourne candle lighting time this Erev Shabbat is: 8:02pm
Shabbat Shalom.
 
www.RCWC.org.au

A LONG SHELF LIFE
By Elissa Blaser

Among the many things we all think about, is the future.
Will something last? Does it have a "long shelf life"?
Will this continue for a long time?
We look for the "perpetual" gift, the gift we can continue to count on in the future.

Chanukah comes to reassure us. Our blessings from Hashem, the gifts we receive from the Divine, come from the well of infinity — they have no end. Oil which should have lasted a short while, lasted for 8 days, lasted past ordinary laws into the laws above nature, symbolised by eight. There is a hint in the lights of the Menorah. When we are blessed from Above, and enter the domain of eight, above natural laws, we are in a "perpetual" bracha. The oil renewed itself; our brachot renew themselves; and the question: Can this last? Yes, it can.

Today, Thursday and Friday are Rosh Chodesh Kislev.
May the month be filled with light and hope, Chodesh Tov.

Melbourne candle lighting time this Erev Shabbat is: 8:02pm
Shabbat Shalom.

www.RCWC.org.au
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EMERGING FROM A COCOON

We have started the Torah reading anew and we will be reading about Noah and the flood this week. How interesting is it that Noah emerged from the cocoon of the ark in the month of Cheshvan and was afraid to go out into the world. We too emerge from the cocoon of holiness and the inspiration of the month of Tishrei and now in Cheshvan we too might fear rejoining the rat race and a world that is lacking in trust and morality. 

We need not fear for we have accumulated much inspiration and holiness that will sustain us in all circumstances. How blessed are we with the gifts and opportunities which we have accessed for the year ahead. Use them in good health and with joy and delight in the coming year. 

In the meantime, always know that every month on Rosh Chodesh you again have opportunities of renewal just like the moon. Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25 and 26, are the special days of Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan. 

Then there is the moment of candle lighting, every single week, every Shabbat when peace reigns and your soul shines with the glow of the lights. This week, Friday October 28, candle lighting in Melbourne is at 7:32pm. 

We have more inspiration for you in our bumper special edition post holy days RCWC newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/476b1088c523/look-up 
Enjoy!

Chodesh Tov and Shabbat Shalom

EMERGING FROM A COCOON

We have started the Torah reading anew and we will be reading about Noah and the flood this week. How interesting is it that Noah emerged from the cocoon of the ark in the month of Cheshvan and was afraid to go out into the world. We too emerge from the cocoon of holiness and the inspiration of the month of Tishrei and now in Cheshvan we too might fear rejoining the rat race and a world that is lacking in trust and morality.

We need not fear for we have accumulated much inspiration and holiness that will sustain us in all circumstances. How blessed are we with the gifts and opportunities which we have accessed for the year ahead. Use them in good health and with joy and delight in the coming year.

In the meantime, always know that every month on Rosh Chodesh you again have opportunities of renewal just like the moon. Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25 and 26, are the special days of Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan.

Then there is the moment of candle lighting, every single week, every Shabbat when peace reigns and your soul shines with the glow of the lights. This week, Friday October 28, candle lighting in Melbourne is at 7:32pm.

We have more inspiration for you in our bumper special edition post holy days RCWC newsletter: mailchi.mp/476b1088c523/look-up
Enjoy!

Chodesh Tov and Shabbat Shalom
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Tomorrow!!!
Our 4th annual Eshet Chayil event is happening tomorrow evening, with High Holiday inspiration, music, catered supper and more! To find out more and book see our latest newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/2ba739fae210/details-for-the-eshet-chayil-event-2022
You can also private message us via Facebook to request your interest in coming to the event.
Gmar Chatima Tova
www.RCWC.org.au

Tomorrow!!!
Our 4th annual Eshet Chayil event is happening tomorrow evening, with High Holiday inspiration, music, catered supper and more! To find out more and book see our latest newsletter: mailchi.mp/2ba739fae210/details-for-the-eshet-chayil-event-2022
You can also private message us via Facebook to request your interest in coming to the event.
Gmar Chatima Tova
www.RCWC.org.au
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We have a bumper special Tishrei Edition for you with our best wishes for a Shana Tova, a healthy, happy and meaningful New Year filled with G-d’s blessings and joyful moments. For your convenience we have included the Melbourne candle lighting times and the blessings for the month of Tishrei.  
https://mailchi.mp/cdb65f9fc44c/a-glimpse-of-holiness-special-tishrei-edition 

Our Eshet Chayil event is happening only 2 days after Rosh Hashana and we’re gearing up for a meaningful event. Read about it in our latest newsletter, Special Edition Eshet Chayil. 
https://mailchi.mp/2ba739fae210/details-for-the-eshet-chayil-event-2022 

Contact us via our website www.rcwc.org.au if you would like to touch base with us about our event or on any matter.Image attachment

We have a bumper special Tishrei Edition for you with our best wishes for a Shana Tova, a healthy, happy and meaningful New Year filled with G-d’s blessings and joyful moments. For your convenience we have included the Melbourne candle lighting times and the blessings for the month of Tishrei.
mailchi.mp/cdb65f9fc44c/a-glimpse-of-holiness-special-tishrei-edition

Our Eshet Chayil event is happening only 2 days after Rosh Hashana and we’re gearing up for a meaningful event. Read about it in our latest newsletter, Special Edition Eshet Chayil.
mailchi.mp/2ba739fae210/details-for-the-eshet-chayil-event-2022

Contact us via our website www.rcwc.org.au if you would like to touch base with us about our event or on any matter.
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Don’t forget to register for our 4th annual Eshet Chayil event, coming up on Thursday 29th September.
Inspiration for the High Holy Days, musical interlude, a beautiful catered supper.
To find out more and RSVP, visit our latest events blog post: https://rcwc.org.au/events-blog/

Shabbat candle lighting time: 5:52 pm

Ketiva VeChatima Tova and Shabbat Shalom

Don’t forget to register for our 4th annual Eshet Chayil event, coming up on Thursday 29th September.
Inspiration for the High Holy Days, musical interlude, a beautiful catered supper.
To find out more and RSVP, visit our latest events blog post: rcwc.org.au/events-blog/

Shabbat candle lighting time: 5:52 pm

Ketiva VeChatima Tova and Shabbat Shalom
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