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Shabbat, October 27, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
5:45 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
6:22 AM
Earliest Tallit (Misheyakir):
7:13 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:49 AM
Latest Shema:
10:43 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:30 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:57 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
3:38 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
4:44 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
5:47 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
6:29 PM
Shabbat Ends:
12:30 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
53:27 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

Born in 1932, Meir Kahane was a controversial American-Israeli rabbi and activist. In 1968, he founded the Jewish Defense League in New York. With the motto of "Never Again," the stated goal of the organization was to protect Jews from anti-Semitism in all its forms. In 1971, he moved his family to Israel, founding the Kach political party, and he was elected to the Knesset in 1984 (the Kach party was later outlawed in Israel).

In 1990, after concluding a speech in a Manhattan hotel, Kahane was fatally shot by an Egyptian-born terrorist. While strangely acquitted of the murder, El Sayyid Nosair was later convicted in relation to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

On Shabbat morning, Cheshvan 18, 5779 (Oct. 27, 2018), Pittsburgh’s peaceful Jewish enclave of Squirrel Hill was shattered by gunshots as a crazed anti-Semite attacked worshippers at the Tree of Life congregation, killing 11. It was the deadliest attack on Jews on American soil. Reeling from the pain, Pittsburghers struggled to make sense of the tragedy that had befallen their city, and people around the world responded with an outpouring of love, support, mitzvahs and faith.

Daily Thought

Real change occurs unnoticed. Indeed, if change is noticeable, it hasn’t yet occurred.

Real change is seamless. It comes neither in response to a plea nor to a command, emerges without a battle’s victory or even a treaty of understanding. Real change comes without disruption, gently, stealthily, arising only from a gradual awakening in the hearts of many. Something that was previously beyond all imagination appears as though it was always here.

Real change is when each of us discovers the essential meaning of all of us.

Maamar Padah B’Shalom 5726