If you’re having difficulty using the default instructions, here is an alternative technique to try that replaces the “subscribe” step with downloading and uploading. 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… Read more »
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To permanently delete a calendar from your calendar list, just follow these steps: 1. Click Settings at the bottom of the calendar list on the left side of the page. (Alternatively, click the Settings link at the top-right of any Calendar page, and click Calendars.) 2. Click the Unsubscribe or Delete link next to the… Read more »
Hebcal uses the algorithm defined in Calendrical Calculations by Edward M. Reingold and Nachum Dershowitz. Birthday Reingold and Dershowitz write: The birthday of someone born in Adar of an ordinary year or Adar II of a leap year is also always in the last month of the year, be that Adar or Adar II. The… Read more »
The Hebcal Torah Readings page lists all of the 54 parashiyot. Each individual parashah page includes an aliyah-by-aliyah breakdown of what sections are read. See also Judaism 101: Torah Readings.
Jews living in the Diaspora (outside of modern Israel) typically observe two days of chag on holidays that are Yom Tov (holidays where work is forbidden, called yontiff in Yiddish). In Israel, only one day of chag is observed. Sometimes, depending on the calendar, the Diaspora observes the second day of chag on Shabbat, and… Read more »
“Many congregations pattern their weekly Torah reading cycle after a system similar to the one used in ancient Israel during the rabbinic period. In this system, the traditional parashiot are each divided into three shorter segments, and the whole Torah is completed once every three years. The system has both advantages and disadvantages, but its… Read more »
Leyning coordinators can download these Comma Separated Value (CSV) files and import into Microsoft Excel or some other spreadsheet program. These spreadsheets contain the Torah readings for the current year and 5+ years into the future. Download Full Kriyah and Triennial spreadsheets Note that in September 2013, we replaced the large multi-year fullkriyah.csv file with… Read more »
All 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.
CH”M is an abbreviation for Chol Ha-Mo’ed. Chol Ha-Mo’ed are the intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot, when work is permitted.
For example, Tzom Tammuz is always on the 17th of Tammuz, but in the year 5772 (2012 C.E.) it is on the 18th of Tammuz. The answer has to do with Shabbat: “The Hebrew year contains several fast days that, though specified by particular Hebrew calendar dates, are shifted when those days occur on Saturday…. Read more »