BlackBerry Jewish holidays download – Mac OS X

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Follow these instructions to subscribe to a Hebcal Jewish Calendar 5-year feed for BlackBerry Desktop Manager on Mac OS X: First, . Connect your BlackBerry device to your computer. On your computer, in the Applications folder, click the BlackBerry Desktop Manager icon. In the Information section in the left pane, click Calendar. In the Sync… Read more »

RSS Feeds of Hebcal.com content

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Hebcal.com offers content in RSS format as well: Parsahat ha-Shavua RSS (Diaspora) – Torah reading of the week Parsahat ha-Shavua RSS (Israel) – Torah reading of the week Today’s Hebrew Date in English Transliteration RSS Today’s Hebrew Date in Hebrew RSS 1-Click Shabbat RSS (customize zip code parameter for your shul)

Google Calendar alternative instructions – Jewish holidays download

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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 »

What is the Triennial Torah Reading Cycle?

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“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 »

Download aliyah-by-aliyah breakdown of Torah readings for Shabbat

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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 »