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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
3:20 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:16 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
5:19 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:03 AM
Latest Shema:
10:19 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:51 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
1:30 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
5:19 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
6:54 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
8:24 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
8:58 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
12:52 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
76:10 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

After having been allowed back into France in the year 1315 (after the expulsion in 1306 by Philip IV), the Jews were once again expelled from France by Charles IV, who thus broke the pledge made by his predecessors in 1315 that the Jews would be able to stay in France for at least 12 years.

Laws and Customs

During the Three Weeks, from 17th of Tamuz to the 9th of Av, we commemorate the conquest of Jerusalem, the destruction of the Holy Temple and the dispersion of the Jewish people.

Weddings and other joyful events are not held during this period; like mourners, we do not cut our hair, and various pleasurable activities are limited or proscribed. (The particular mourning customs vary from community to community, so consult a competent halachic authority for details.)

Citing the verse (Isaiah 1:27) "Zion shall be redeemed with mishpat [Torah] and its returnees with tzedakah," the Rebbe urged that we increase in Torah study (particularly the study of the laws of the Holy Temple) and charity during this period.

Links:
The Three Weeks

Daily Thought

Despair is the ultimate form of self-worship—the perception that you have the capacity to truly mess up, to take the world’s destiny out of its Creator’s hands and sabotage His plans.

Know that the world is in a constant state of elevation, rocketing upwards towards its ultimate wholeness at every moment. Every quivering of every leaf, every subtle breeze, every slightest motion of any particle of our universe is another move in that same direction.

Even those events that seem to thrust downward are in truth only a part of the ascent—like the poise of an athlete before he leaps, the contraction of a spring before its energy is released.

There is not a thing you could do to halt that dynamic even for a moment. True, you must take responsibility for your deeds, and work hard, very hard, to clean up your own mess. But when all the dust settles, you are exactly in the space where you were meant to be: One step closer.