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Monday, December 4, 2017

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Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
5:24 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
6:03 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
6:59 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:15 AM
Latest Shema:
10:02 AM
Latest Shacharit:
11:36 AM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:01 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
2:22 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
3:21 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
4:14 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
4:46 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
11:37 PM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
47:03 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

On this day, the bottom of the Noah's ark, submerged 11 cubits beneath the water's surface, touched down and came to rest on the top of Mount Ararat.

(This follows the opinion of the Talmudic sage Rabbi Joshua, who maintains that the Flood began on Iyar 17.)

See: Great Flood Begins.

"Pulver Purim" was established by Rabbi Avraham Danzig (1748-1820) author of the halachic works Chayei Adam and Chochmat Adam, after he and his family were miraculously saved from a fire on the eve of the 16th of Kislev.

The inferno engulfed many homes, including his own home and the very room where all of his family members were, causing some of the walls to collapse. Rabbi Avraham Danzig then established the 16th of Kislev as a day of celebration for all of his future descendents.

Laws and Customs

In tonight’s evening prayers we insert the request for rain, “v’tein tal umatar,” in the amidah. We continue adding this request into the weekday prayers until the holiday of Passover.

Daily Thought

Every prayer of the heart is answered.

It's the packaging that doesn't always suit our taste.

Maamar Vayigash Elav 5725, 6—based on a statement of the Baal Shem Tov, Keter Shem Tov.