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Westborough, MA 01581 | change

Monday, January 29, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
5:32 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
6:10 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
7:03 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:29 AM
Latest Shema:
10:19 AM
Latest Shacharit:
11:59 AM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:25 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
2:56 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
3:59 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
4:57 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
5:27 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
11:59 PM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
50:14 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

Wife of the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneerson, and mother of the sixth Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak, Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah (1860-1942) lived through the upheavals of the first half of the 20th century. She fled the advancing front of World War I from Lubavitch to Rostov, where her husband passed away in 1920 at age 59. In 1927, she witnessed the arrest of her son by Stalin's henchmen the night he was taken away and sentenced to death, G-d forbid, for his efforts to keep Judaism alive throughout the Soviet empire. After Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak's release, the family resettled in Latvia and later, Poland; in 1940, they survived the bombing of Warsaw, were rescued from Nazi-occupied city, and emigrated to the United States. Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah passed away in New York on the 13th of Shevat of 1942.

On January 27, 1945, the Russian army arrived in Auschwitz, the most infamous of the Nazi death camps, and liberated some 7,000 survivors—those left behind as unfit to join the evacuation "Death March."

Link: Auschwitz

Daily Thought

Before Sinai, there was earth and there was heaven. If you wanted one, you abandoned the other.

At Sinai, the boundaries of heaven and earth were breached and the human being was empowered to fuse the two: To raise the earthly into the realm of the spirit, and to bring heaven down to earth.

Before Mount Sinai, the coarse material of which the world is made could not be elevated. It could be used as a medium, an aid in achieving enlightenment, but it itself could not be enlightened. The spirit was raised, but the earth remained dark.

At Sinai we were empowered to take physical objects and transform them into spiritual artifacts.

Our forefathers’ task was to enlighten the souls. Ours is to transform the darkness of a material world into light.