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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
3:40 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:31 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
5:31 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:09 AM
Latest Shema:
10:24 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:52 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
1:30 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
5:13 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
6:46 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
8:14 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
8:47 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
12:53 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
74:19 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

By order of King James I of Aragon (Spain), Nachmanides (Rabbi Moses ben Nachman, 1194-1270) was compelled to participate in a public debate, held in the king's presence, against the Jewish convert to Christianity, Pablo Christiani. His brilliant defense of Judaism and refutations of Christianity's claims served as the basis of many such future disputations through the generations.

Because his victory was an insult to the king's religion, Nachmanides was forced to flee Spain. He came to Jerusalem, where he found just a handful of Jewish families living in abject poverty, and revived the Jewish community there. The synagogue he built in the Old City is in use today, and is perhaps the oldest standing synagogue in the world.

On this date in 1940, the building at 770 Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York was purchased by Agudas Chassidei Chabad (the Chabad-Lubavitch community) to house the living quarters, study and office, Yeshivah, and synagogue of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (1880-1950), who had arrived in New York (following his rescue from Nazi-occupied Warsaw) five months earlier. It also served as the headquarters of his son-in-law and successor, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, and continues to be the center of Chabad-Lubavitch's global network of institutions of Jewish education and outreach.

Daily Thought

From a letter:

Even if all your complaints about your spouse are well-founded and valid
—show her your love, nevertheless. Show her unconditional love.

It is said that all our exile is due to the sin of senseless, unwarranted hatred.
When each one of us will start with unwarranted, unconditional love in our own domain, from there it will spread to all else that we do, and from there to the entire world, speedily in our days, Amen.