Yom HaShoah errata: begins on Sun, 7 April 2013 at sundown

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We’ve fixed an error with the observance of Yom HaShoah occurring adjacent to Shabbat. This year Yom HaShoah begins on Sunday, 7 April 2013 at sundown. Previously Hebcal always used the date of the 27th of Nisan. When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding… Read more »

Joomla JEvents Jewish holidays

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Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed to Joomla CMS via the JEvents extension. These instructions are courtesy of Yaniv Feldman from Fancy Design LLC. Thanks! CONFIGURING Under Components choose JEvents From the JEvents control panel choose “Manage Categories” Click the “New” (+plus icon) from the top toolbar to create a new… Read more »

Chanukah and Thanksgiving in 2013

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We enjoyed reading Jonathan Mizrahi’s Hanukkah and Thanksgiving: A once in eternity overlap: Next year features an anomaly for American Jews – The first day of Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving, on 11/28/2013 (meaning the first night of Hanukkah is actually the night before Thanksgiving). I was curious how often this happens. It turns out that it… Read more »

A new look for Hebcal

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We’ve rolled out a new website design! Please let us know what you think — consider posting a comment on our Hebcal Facebook page.

Refreshed Hebcal site design coming in 2013

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We’re hard at work on a refreshed website that will work better with multiple devices (namely mobile phones and tablets). Take a look at the preview and share your feedback! For developers curious about the redesign, we’re using the Bootstrap front-end framework. The functionality of the website is still a mish-mosh of Perl, PHP, C,… Read more »

Thunderbird Lightning Jewish holidays download

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Follow these instructions to subscribe to a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed in Mozilla Thunderbird Lightning: Open Thunderbird with Lightning installed. Now, switch to calendar view by clicking the Calendar icon next to the tab bar. Next, go to the File menu, select New and select the Calendar… item. In the Add a calendar wizard, select On the network and click Next. From the Format list,… Read more »

Hebcal.com HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen virus removed

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Hebcal.com got hit with a script injection virus this week but everything is fine now. We had a stale copy of the WordPress content management system for our Help and News pages, so some malicious person/machine exploited a loophole. We have upgraded to the latest copy and have removed all traces of the virus from… Read more »

iPhone, iPad – remove Hebcal Jewish calendar

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To remove a Hebcal calendar from your iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to first determine if you subscribed via iCloud or whether you subscribed directly from your iOS device. Subscribed via iCloud Click Edit in the sidebar. Click the Delete button  to the right of the calendar’s name. Click Delete Calendar. Source: iCloud: Delete a calendar Subscribed… Read more »

Hebrew Date Converter REST API

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We offer a simple API for converting between Gregorian and Hebrew dates. Two output formats are supported: JSON and XML. To convert from Gregorian to Hebrew date use this URL format: http://www.hebcal.com/converter/?cfg=json&gy=2011&gm=6&gd=2&g2h=1 gy=2011 – Gregorian year gm=6 – Gregorian month (1=January, 12=December) gd=2 – Gregorian day of month g2h=1 – Convert from Gregorian to Hebrew… Read more »