Parashat Pinchas Haftarah correction

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Several users discovered an error in the Haftarah reading for Parashat Pinchas. When Pinchas falls after the 17th of Tammuz, we read Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3. If Pinchas occurs before the 17th of Tammuz, we read I Kings 18:46 – 19:21. We have revised the Torah Portion page to clarify this distinction.

iCalendar/ICS Jewish holidays download

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Many calendar desktop, mobile or web apps support the iCalendar (.ICS file extension) format. Hebcal has specific instructions for the major calendar apps in that consume iCalendar files (see below). For minor calendar apps, Hebcal recommends the following: Go to http://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/ if you’re downloading a holiday calendar, or http://www.hebcal.com/yahrzeit/ if you’re downloading a Yahrzeit + Anniversary… Read more »

Android calendar Jewish holidays download

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We’re pleased to offer Jewish holiday downloads for many Android devices through a two step process that sends Hebcal data first to Google Calendar, and then to your Android phone or tablet. 1. Follow our instructions. 2. Go back to your Android device and enable synchronization to Google Calendar. Here are “Sync & display calendars” instructions… Read more »

Hebcal Facebook page

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If you wish to see the פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ (weekly Torah portion) in your Facebook news feed, please “Like” the Hebcal page on Facebook.

Shabbat Times WordPress plugin

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Our new Hebcal Shabbat Times WordPress plugin displays candle-lighting time, Torah Portion, and havdalah time in a WordPress widget. If you run a synagogue or other local Judaism-related website, you can get customized times based on your USA Zip code. An alternative approach is to use the WordPress built-in RSS Widget and configure as follows:

Jewish calendar REST API

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Hebcal.com offers a REST API for fetching Jewish calendar data. The output format is in JSON. The basic URL format is as follows: http://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/?v=1&cfg=json&nh=on&nx=on&year=now&month=x&ss=on&mf=on&c=on&zip=90210&m=72&s=on Note the following customizable parameters and their meanings: year=now – “now” for current year, or 4-digit YYYY such as 2003 month=x – “x” for entire Gregorian year, or use a numeric… Read more »

Pesach Sheni, Erev Purim, Erev Tish’a B’Av

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By popular demand, we’ve added Pesach Sheni, a minor holiday that comes every year on the 14th of Iyyar, one month after Passover. We have also added Erev Purim and Erev Tish’a B’Av dates to the Hebcal calendar on the days prior to Purim and Tish’a B’Av. Previously the “Erev” dates were only displayed for… Read more »

Yahoo! Calendar Jewish holidays download

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Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed to Yahoo! Calendar. Go to http://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/ if you’re downloading a holiday calendar, or http://www.hebcal.com/yahrzeit/ if you’re downloading a Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar. Fill out the form with your preferences and click the Create Calendar button Click the Download… button Select the “Yahoo! Calendar” option from the Download dialog… Read more »

Added Outlook 2011 Mac OS X

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Jewish holiday download support for Outlook 2011 for Mac OS X has been added to the hebcal.com website. See our for more details.

Palm Desktop 6.2 Jewish holidays download

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Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed to Palm Desktop 6.2. Note that these instructions do not work for the older Palm Desktop 4.1.4. If you are using the older version, please instead use our . First, you’ll need to download a vCal (.vcs format) file from hebcal.com: Go to… Read more »