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Monday, December 11, 2017

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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
5:30 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
6:09 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
7:05 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:20 AM
Latest Shema:
10:06 AM
Latest Shacharit:
11:39 AM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:04 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
2:23 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
3:21 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
4:14 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
4:46 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
11:40 PM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
46:31 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

As the “Black Death” plague decimated Europe, Christians accused the Jews of causing the plague by poisoning the wells in an effort to wipe out the Gentile population.

On the 23rd of Kislev 5109 (Nov. 15, 1348), Rudolph of Oron, bailiff of Lausanne, sent a letter to the mayor of Strasburg informing him that certain Jews of Lausanne had “confessed” under torture that they together with their coreligionists had poisoned all the wells in the Rhine valley. This resulted in the masses persecuting and killing tens of thousands of Jews throughout Europe.

Daily Thought

Some people are waiting for a final, apocalyptic war.

But the final war is fought
not on battlefields,
nor at sea,
nor in the skies above.

Neither is it a war between leaders or nations.

The final war is fought in the heart of each human being,
with the armies of his or her deeds in this world.

The final war is the battle of Chanukah
and the miracle of light.