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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
5:19 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
5:57 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
6:52 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:11 AM
Latest Shema:
9:58 AM
Latest Shacharit:
11:34 AM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
11:59 AM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
2:22 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
3:22 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
4:16 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
4:48 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
11:34 PM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
47:44 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Chaf Kislev - "Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism"
Jewish History

Ezra, head of the Sanhedrin and the leader of the Jewish people at the time of the building of the Second Temple, made an historic address to a three-day assemblage of Jews in Jerusalem, exhorting them to adhere to the teachings of the Torah and to dissolve their interfaith marriages (the Jewish people were on the verge of complete assimilation at the time, following their 70-year exile in Babylonia).

Links: On Intermarriage

The first printing of the "bible of Chassidism", the Tanya, the magnum opus of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad.

Links: The Longer Shorter Way; Lessons in Tanya (includes an English translation of the Hebrew text plus explanatory commentary in English)

Laws and Customs

The Rosh Hashanah ("new year") of Chassidism, marking the liberation of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi and the subsequent blossoming of Chabad Chassidism, is celebrated for two days, Kislev 19-20. (The Rebbe was released from prison on the 19th, but his full freedom was only obtained late in the evening -- Kislev 20 on the Jewish Calendar.) The two days are celebrated with farbrengens (Chassidic gatherings) and an increased commitment to the ways and teachings of Chassidism. Tachnun (supplication) and similar prayers are omitted. For more information and links, see entries for yesterday Kislev 19.

In Chabad practice, Tachanun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted today.
Daily Thought

He doesn’t need you to report on the dirt in His world. He put it there—and not because He has an interest in it.

He sent you here to search out the jewels hidden in the mud, clean them and polish them until they shine.

And when you bring them to Him, the angels make a crown of them for Him, saying, “Look what Your children have made for You from the mud!”