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Shabbat, June 9, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
3:08 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:06 AM
Earliest Tallit (Misheyakir):
5:10 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
8:55 AM
Latest Shema:
10:12 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:45 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
1:25 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
5:15 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
6:51 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
8:22 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
9:14 PM
Shabbat Ends:
12:45 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
76:48 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Laws and Customs

This Shabbat is Shabbat Mevarchim ("the Shabbat that blesses" the new month): a special prayer is recited blessing the Rosh Chodesh ("Head of the Month") of upcoming month of Tammuz, which falls on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

Prior to the blessing, we announce the precise time of the molad, the "birth" of the new moon. Click here for molad times.

It is a Chabad custom to recite the entire book of Psalms before morning prayers, and to conduct farbrengens (chassidic gatherings) in the course of the Shabbat.

Links:
On the Significance of Shabbat Mevarchim
Tehillim (the Book of Psalms)
The Farbrengen

During the summer months, from the Shabbat after Passover until the Shabbat before Rosh Hashahah, we study a weekly chapter of the Talmud's Ethics of the Fathers ("Avot") each Shabbat afternoon; this week we study Chapter Three.

Link: Ethics of the Fathers, Chapter 3

Daily Thought

When the spies that Moses sent returned from their reconnaissance of the Land of Canaan, they included in their report these words:

“We felt like ants before them,
and so we were in their eyes.”

Because they felt like ants in their own eyes,
therefore, others saw them as ants as well.