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Friday, September 14, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad of Westborough 54 South Street, Westborough, MA 01581   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Westborough, MA 01581
4:55 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
5:34 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
6:25 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:31 AM
Latest Shema:
10:34 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:41 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
1:14 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
4:24 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
5:43 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
6:40 PM
Candle Lighting:
6:58 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
7:26 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
12:42 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
63:23 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

The great Talmudic sage, Rabbi Akiva, was taken captive by the Romans on Tishrei 5 of the year 3894 from creation (134 CE). His subsequent torture and execution is recalled in the stirring Eleh Ezkarah poem of the Yom Kippur service.

Naftali, the son of Jacob and Bilhah, sixth of the Twelve Tribes, was born on the 5th of Tishrei. He lived to be 133 years old.
Laws and Customs

The 10-day period beginning on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur is known as the "Ten Days of Repentance"; this is the period, say the sages, of which the prophet speaks when he proclaims (Isaiah 55:6) "Seek G-d when He is to be found; call on Him when He is near." Psalm 130, Avinu Malkeinu and other special inserts and additions are included in our daily prayers during these days.

The Baal Shem Tov instituted the custom of reciting three additional chapters of Psalms each day, from the 1st of Elul until Yom Kippur (on Yom Kippur the remaining 36 chapters are recited, thereby completing the entire book of Psalms). Click below for today's three Psalms.

Chapter 100 Chapter 101 Chapter 102

Links: About the Ten Days of teshuvah; Voicemail; more on teshuvah

Daily Thought

Teshuvah doesn’t mean repentance. Repentance means regretting who you’ve become. Teshuvah means returning to who you truly are.

Teshuvah, in English, is recovery. Recovering a lost inner self.

On Yom Kippur, we are all in recovery.