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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
3:26 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:18 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
5:19 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
8:58 AM
Latest Shema:
10:13 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:43 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
1:21 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
5:06 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
6:39 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
8:08 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
8:41 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
12:43 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
74:51 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

Rabbi Yaakov ben Meir Tam, known as the "Rabbenu Tam," was one of Rashi's illustrious grandsons. During the Second Crusade, on the second day of the holiday of Shavuot, the Crusaders entered his hometown of Rameru, and pillaged and massacred many Jews.

They broke into Rabbenu Tam's house, plundered all his wealth, and seriously wounded Rabbenu Tam. On the next day, the 8th of Sivan, Rabbenu Tam escaped Rameru and the clutches of the Crusaders.

Two years later he completed his famous treatise on Jewish ritual and ethics, Sefer Hayashar.

Links:
Rabbi Yaakov ben Meir, the Rabbenu Tam
The Crusades

Laws and Customs

The day following a festival is called Isru Chag ("tied to the festival"). Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted through the 12th of Sivan.

On Isru Chag, It is customary to hold a kinus Torah, a public gathering in which Torah thoughts are shared and discussed.

Daily Thought

Torah is not a book. It is the blueprint by which the world was designed. Those who know how to learn it can find everything that exists in Torah. And every thing that must be.

Even more: In any one concept of Torah you can find the entire world. And how it must be.

And then, the Torah leaves it up to you to make it that way.