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Wednesday, April 5, 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
4:50 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
5:30 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
6:22 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:33 AM
Latest Shema:
10:38 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:49 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
1:23 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
4:38 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
6:00 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
7:17 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
7:46 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
12:48 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
65:17 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

Following his 180 day feast for all his international subjects, which ended a day earlier, King Achashverosh began a seven-day feast for his subjects living in Shushan, his capital. This feast ended with the death of his queen, Vashti.

Link: Esther ch. 1

Laws and Customs

In today's "Nasi" reading (see "Nasi of the Day" in Nissan 1), we read of the gift bought by the nasi of the tribe of Benjamin, Avidan ben Gidoni, for the inauguration of the Mishkan.

Text of today's Nasi in Hebrew and English.

Daily Thought

When the Divine Light began its awesome descent—a journey of world to lower world for endless worlds, condensing its unbounded state again and again into finite packages until focused to a fine, crystallized resolution—it did so with purpose: to bring forth a world of continuous ascent.

Since that beginning, not a day has passed that does not transcend its yesterday.

Like a mighty river rushing to reach its ocean, no dam can hold it back, no creature can struggle against its current. If we appear to fall backward, to take a wrong turn, to lose a day in failure—it is only an illusion, for we have no map to know its way. We see from within, but the river knows its path from Above. And to that place Above all is drawn.

We are not masters of that river— not of our ultimate destiny, nor of the stops along the way, not even of the direction of our travel. We did not create the river—its flow creates us. It is the blood and soul of our world, its pulse and its warmth.

Yet of one thing we have been given mastery: Not of the journey, but of our role within it.

How soon will we arrive? How complete? How fulfilled? Will we be the spectators? Or simply the props?

Or will we be the heroes?

Iyar 19, 5712, after the seven day period of mourning for his brother.