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Monday, October 29, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
5:47 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
6:24 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
7:16 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:50 AM
Latest Shema:
10:43 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:29 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:57 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
3:36 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
4:42 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
5:44 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
6:13 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
12:30 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
53:02 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

The fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn (known by the acronym "Rashab"), was born on the 20th of Cheshvan of the year 5621 from creation (1860).

After the passing of his father, Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch, in 1882, Rabbi Sholom DovBer assumed the leadership of the movement. Over the next 38 years, he wrote and delivered some 2,000 maamarim (discourses of Chassidic teaching) including the famed hemshechim (serialized discourses) which contain his profound analytical treatment of Chabad Chassidism. In 1897, he established the Tomchei Temimim yeshivah in Lubavitch, the first institution of Jewish learning to integrate the "body" (Talmudic and legal studies) and "soul" (philosophic and mystical) of Torah into a cohesive, living whole; it was this unique form of education and Torah study that produced the "Temimim" -- the army of learned, inspired and devoted torchbearers who, in the decades to come, would literally give their lives to keep Judaism alive under Soviet rule.

In 1915 Rabbi Sholom DovBer was forced to flee Lubavitch from the advancing WWI front and settled in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia. In his final years, he began the heroic battle -- carried on under the leadership of his son and successor, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn -- against the new Communist regime's efforts to destroy the Jewish faith. Rabbi Sholom DovBer passed away in Rostov in 1920.

Links: Want it All; To Know G-d and On Ahavat Yisrael -- two maamarim by Rabbi Sholom DovBer.

Daily Thought

They asked the Baal Shem Tov, “The Talmud tells us that for everything G‑d forbade, He provided us something permissible of the same sort. If so, what did He permit that corresponds to the sin of heresy?”

The Baal Shem Tov replied, “Acts of kindness.”

Because when you see a person suffering, you don’t say, “G‑d runs the universe. G‑d will take care. G‑d knows what is best.” You do everything in your power to relieve that suffering as though there is no G‑d.

You become a heretic in G‑d’s name.