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 »

Outlook 2011 Mac OS X Jewish holidays download

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Follow these instructions to subscribe to a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed in Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac OS X: 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 Outlook 2011 (Mac… Read more »

Asara b’Tevet bug fix

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Beginning with Hebcal for Unix 3.9, Asara B’Tevet is allowed to fall on a Friday. This is a significant bugfix. According to http://www.ou.org/chagim/roshchodesh/tevet/fast.htm If a public fast occurs on Erev Shabbat, we fast the entire day till the conclusion of the fast, even though it means entering Shabbat while fasting. Neither “Avinu Malkeinu” nor “Tachanun”… Read more »

Hebcal.com site redesign

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After 8 years, we’ve finally redesigned the Hebcal.com website to be a little more modern-looking and easier to navigate with a menu on every page. We’re also using the WordPress content management system to manage our help pages and other content. We hope you like the new look. If you see anything broken, let us… Read more »

Purim Katan

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Purim Katan is a rare guest that deserves special attention. In the 19-year cycle of regular and leap years we have nineteen Purims, but only seven Purim Katans. We must truly utilize it for special activities. There’s a strong connection between Purim and Purim Katan. The Mishnah teaches: “There is no difference between the first… Read more »