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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
5:12 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
5:51 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
6:41 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:44 AM
Latest Shema:
10:47 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:52 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
1:25 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
4:32 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
5:51 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
7:04 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
7:33 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
12:51 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
62:37 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

Following his 180 day feast for all his international subjects, which ended a day earlier, King Achashverosh began a seven-day feast for his subjects living in Shushan, his capital. This feast ended with the death of his queen, Vashti.

Link: Esther ch. 1

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 Benjamin, Avidan ben Gidoni, for the inauguration of the Mishkan.

Text of today's Nasi in Hebrew and English.

Daily Thought

In each one of us there is an Egypt and a Pharaoh and a Moses and Freedom in a Promised Land. And every point in time is an opportunity for another Exodus.

Egypt is a place that chains you to who you are, constraining you from growth and change. And Pharaoh is that voice inside that mocks your gambit to escape, saying, “How could you attempt being today something you were not yesterday? Aren’t you good enough just as you are? Don’t you know who you are?”

Moses is the liberator, the infinite force deep within, an impetuous and all-powerful drive to break out from any bondage, to always transcend, to connect with that which has no bounds.

But Freedom and the Promised Land are not static elements that lie in wait. They are your own achievements which you may create at any moment, in any thing that you do, simply by breaking free from whoever you were the day before.

Last Passover you may not have yet begun to light a candle. Or some other mitzvah still waits for you to fulfill its full potential. This year, defy Pharaoh and light up your world. With unbounded light.