When do the Holidays begin?

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In general, Jewish Holidays begin the evening before the date specified. This is because the Jewish day actually begins at sundown on the previous night. Sometimes, for clarity, the Erev holiday is also included to indicate that the holiday begins the evening before. For example, in the April 2015 calendar below, Erev Pesach is listed… Read more »

How can I look up candle-lighting times for any city in the world?

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Hebcal offers a way to specify candle-lighting times location by latitude and longitude for remote or less-populated areas. Hebcal supports already over 45,000 world cities. Just search for the name of any world city with population 5,000+. However, if you can’t find what you’re looking for in our location database, here’s how you could find candle-lighting… Read more »

Microsoft Outlook Jewish holidays download for Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013

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Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed to newer versions of Microsoft Outlook. This technique uses Outlook’s “Internet Calendar Subscription” feature which keeps a separate calendar from your primary calendar. The calendar appears as an “overlay” and can be managed separately from your main calendar. This method is preferred for… Read more »

Microsoft Outlook CSV Jewish holiday download for Outlook 97, 98, 2000, 2002, 2003

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Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed to older versions of Microsoft Outlook. First, you’ll need to download an Outlook CSV (Comma-separated values) file from hebcal.com: Open a web browser on your Microsoft Windows computer. to download holidays and candle-lighting times, navigate to http://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/ OR, to download Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar, navigate to… Read more »