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Friday, May 25, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
3:22 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:15 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
5:17 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
8:57 AM
Latest Shema:
10:13 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:43 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
1:22 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
5:08 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
6:42 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
7:53 PM
Candle Lighting:
8:11 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
8:44 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
12:43 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
75:16 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory's, parents, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson (1878-1944) and Rebbetzin Chana Yanovsky (1880-1964) were married on the 11th of Sivan, 1900. Their oldest son, Menachem Mendel, was born two years later, on the 11th of Nissan of 1902.

Links:
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson
Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson
Marriage: an Anthology

Rabbi Yitzchak Yaakov Weiss, known as the Minchat Yitzchak (the name of the responsa he authored), was born in Galicia in 1902. He headed of the court of Jewish law, the Beit Din, in Grosswardein, Romania before WWII, and after miraculously surviving the war he assumed the same position in Manchester, England.

In the aftermath of the Holocaust he worked diligently on aiding the many women whose husbands disappeared, and presumably perished, during the war; finding halachic "loopholes" which allowed them to remarry according to Jewish law.

He authored a nine-volume set of responsa. In this widely-used work, he addresses many modern-day halachic issues which resulted from the technological explosion, as well as many medical ethics issues.

In 1979, he assumed the position of Av Beit Din (Head of Court) in the Edah Hachareidit, one of the most prominent rabbinical bodies in Israel. He served in this capacity for the remainder of his life.

He passed away on the 11th of Sivan. An estimated 30,000 people attended his funeral.

Daily Thought

Amazement never ceases for the enlightened mind.

At every moment it views in astonishment the wonder of an entire world renewed out of the void, and asks, “How could it be that anything exists at all?”