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 »
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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 »
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 »
Hebcal.com’s Add Shabbat Times to your Website tool lets you create custom HTML tags to which display weekly candle-lighting times directly on your web page. The result looks something like this: Shabbat times for Chicago, IL Candle lighting: 4:08pm on Friday, 02 January 2004 This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Vayigash Havdalah (72 min): 5:39pm… Read more »
I’d like to make a printed calendar, another website, email newsletter, refrigerator magnets, etc. Do I need hebcal.com’s permission? You may reproduce some (not all) hebcal.com content. Each individual page has a Copyright notice at the bottom which says one of the following: Copyright © 2008 Michael J. Radwin. All rights reserved. You are forbidden… Read more »
You may use these HTML tags to insert a small form directly on your web page, with a reverse link back to your site: Make sure you replace both the ref_url and ref_text value fields with with your own synagogue’s.
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 »