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Westborough, MA 01581 | change

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
5:18 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
5:56 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
6:46 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:47 AM
Latest Shema:
10:49 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:53 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
1:25 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
4:31 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
5:48 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
7:01 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
7:29 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
12:52 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
61:53 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

The town of Afula in Northern Israel was founded in this date in 1925. It is located on the presumed site of the tower ("Ophel") mentioned in the Biblical account of an Aramean general's visit to the Prophet Elisha (II Kings 5:24).

Afula's central location in the Jezreel Valley makes it the market center of the region; it is often referred to as "the Capital of the Valley."

Because of the town's proximity to Judea and Samaria, it has repeatedly been a target of terrorist attacks following the Oslo "peace process" and during the second Intifada.

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 Gad, Elyasaf ben De'uel, for the inauguration of the Mishkan.

Text of today's Nasi in Hebrew and English.

Daily Thought

When you and the path you have chosen get along just great, it’s hard to know whether your motives are sincere.

But when you come across a path to do good,
and this path goes against every sinew of your flesh
and every cell in your brain;
When you want only to flee and hide from it
do this.

Then you shall know your motives are sincere.