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Thursday, January 4, 2018

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Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
5:40 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
6:20 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
7:15 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:31 AM
Latest Shema:
10:17 AM
Latest Shacharit:
11:51 AM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:15 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
2:36 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
3:34 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
4:28 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
5:00 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
11:51 PM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
46:47 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

In 1684, a group of Spanish and Portuguese Jews who fled the Inquisition (see "Today in Jewish History" for Tevet 22) held a Rosh Hashanah service in New Amsterdam, thereby founding congregation Shearith Israel ("Remnant of Israel"). On this 17th of Tevet in 1728, the congregation purchased a lot in Lower Manhattan to erect the first synagogue in New York.

Rabbi Aaron Zelig ben Joel Feivush of Ostrog, Russia, author of Toldot Aaron, passed away on Tevet 17 of the year in 5515 from creation (1754).

Tevet 17 is also the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yaakov Wolf Krantz (1740-1804), the Maggid (itinerant preacher) of Dubna, particularly known for the parables (meshalim) he employed in his sermons and writings.