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Monday, December 17, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
5:34 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
6:13 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
7:10 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:23 AM
Latest Shema:
10:10 AM
Latest Shacharit:
11:42 AM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:06 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
2:25 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
3:23 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
4:16 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
4:48 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
11:42 PM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
46:16 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

Ezra, who led the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel after the Babylonian exile (423-353 BCE), oversaw the building of the Second Temple, canonized the 24 books of the Holy Scriptures ("bible") and, as head of the "Great Assembly" legislated a series of laws and practices (including formalized prayer) which left a strong imprint on Judaism to this very day, passed away on the 9th of Tevet of the year 3448 from creation (313 BCE -- exactly 1000 years after the Giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai). The passing of Ezra marked the end of the "Era of Prophecy."

Daily Thought

We all know the power of darkness—it is in the news every day. A thousand times more is the power of light.

A busy person stopping to do an act of kindness, a small child reaching up to kiss the mezuzah on the door of her room, a flickering candle for Shabbat or Chanukah—each of these are as bursts of light in the nighttime sky.

True, they rarely appear in the daily news. But the darkness of yesterday’s news will pass like the shadows of clouds while light endures forever, accumulating with every burst, until no room is left for darkness to hide.