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Shabbat, December 23, 2017

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
5:37 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
6:17 AM
Earliest Tallit (Misheyakir):
7:13 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:27 AM
Latest Shema:
10:13 AM
Latest Shacharit:
11:45 AM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:09 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
2:28 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
3:26 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
4:18 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
5:05 PM
Shabbat Ends:
11:45 PM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
46:14 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

Tevet 5 is celebrated as a day of rejoicing in the Chabad-Lubavitch community. On this date in 1987, U.S. Federal Court issued a decision in favor of Agudas Chassidei Chabad ("Union of Chabad Chassidim") regarding the ownership of the priceless library of the 6th Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn. The ruling was based on the idea that a Rebbe is not a private individual but a communal figure synonymous with the body of Chassidim. The Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak's son-in-law and successor) urged that the occasion be marked with time devoted to study from Torah books ("sefarim") as well as the acquisition of new Torah books.

Books with Souls
The Rebbe's Library online library

Daily Thought

A college student once asked the Rebbe what is his job. The Rebbe gestured to the ceiling of his room and replied:

Do you see that light bulb? It is connected by wires to an electrical generating station that powers the whole of Brooklyn. And that plant is connected to turbo-generators at Niagara Falls that power the whole of New York State and more.

Every one of us is a light bulb wired into an infinitely powerful generator. But the room may still be dark, because the connection has yet to be made, and it is hard to find a switch in the dark.

The job of a rebbe is to take your hand in that dark room and help it find the switch.