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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
3:07 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:05 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
5:09 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
8:55 AM
Latest Shema:
10:12 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:46 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
1:26 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
5:17 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
6:53 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
8:24 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
8:59 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
12:46 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
77:01 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Laws and Customs

Today is the first of the two Rosh Chodesh ("Head of the Month") days for the Hebrew month of "Tammuz" (when a month has 30 days, both the last day of the month and the first day of the following month serve as the following month's Rosh Chodesh).

Special portions are added to the daily prayers: Hallel (Psalms 113-118) is recited -- in its "partial" form -- following the Shacharit morning prayer, and the Yaaleh V'yavo prayer is added to the Amidah and to Grace After Meals; the additional Musaf prayer is said (when Rosh Chodesh is Shabbat, special additions are made to the Shabbat Musaf). Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted.

Many have the custom to mark Rosh Chodesh with a festive meal and reduced work activity. The latter custom is prevalent amongst women, who have a special affinity with Rosh Chodesh -- the month being the feminine aspect of the Jewish Calendar.

Links: The 29th Day; The Lunar Files

Daily Thought

Every person needs a mentor. And that mentor needs a mentor. And that mentor as well—you can’t pull yourself up by tugging at your own hair.

Find yourself someone you can rely on for advice and counsel. Someone who understands you and whom you can trust and respect. If that person turns you down, insist and persist.

Don’t wait to be made a student. Be proactive and make someone your teacher.