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Shabbat, August 4, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
3:57 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:45 AM
Earliest Tallit (Misheyakir):
5:42 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:15 AM
Latest Shema:
10:27 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:52 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
1:29 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
5:06 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
6:37 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
8:02 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
8:49 PM
Shabbat Ends:
12:52 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
72:23 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 Elul which falls on the Shabbat of next week and the following Sunday.

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 Four.

Link: Ethics of the Fathers, Chapter 4