The Israeli government changed the dates of Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut a couple of years ago. They added a new rule to prevent Yom HaZikaron from beginning on motzei Shabbat. In 2007, these holidays begin at sundown on 22 and 23 April, respectively (the 5th and 6th of Iyyar). See Memorial Day and Independence… Read more »
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Hebcal.com is now using the new DST rules for Indiana that take effect in April, 2006.
Hebcal.com is now running hebcal 3.5, which uses the new rules for Daylight Saving Time starting in the Spring of 2007. In particular: Clocks will be set ahead one hour on the second Sunday of March instead of the current first Sunday of April. Clocks will be set back one hour on the first Sunday… Read more »
Hebcal.com and hebcal for UNIX do not yet take into consideration the change to Daylight Saving Time that is part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. We expect to implement this change in the next few months. [Update 13 Feb 2006: hebcal.com is now running hebcal 3.5, which uses the new dates for DST… Read more »
The Hebcal Torah Reading pages now include an indication of special Maftir and Haftarah when they occur. For example, since Parashat Toldot coincides with Shabbat Machar Chodesh on November 13, we read a special Haftarah.
I’d like to wish a sweet New Year to all Hebcal.com users. Rosh Hashana 5765 begins at sundown on September 15, 2004. If you’re looking to update your PDA or PIM program, Hebcal.com offers a personalized Jewish calendar for any year 0000-9999. You can export a Jewish holidays, candle lighting times, and Torah readings to… Read more »
We have added Baghdad to the list of hebcal cities. Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 08:48:38 +0400 From: Daniel.Lostotter@… To: email@example.com Subject: candle lighting time for Baghdad Sir, We are Jewish soldiers stationed in Baghdad, Iraq and were wondering if you would consider adding Baghdad to your list of cities for candle lighting times. It… Read more »
We’ve added two cities in Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) and Ottawa, Canada to the list of hebcal cities. We also added support for the AUNZ daylight saving time scheme which is the inverse of the European Union (their summer time begins the last Sunday in October and ends the last Sunday in March).
Israel ruled Feb. 1 to move the Day of Remembrance (Yom Hazikaron) and Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut) to Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27 to avoid possible Shabbat violations in the country. Following the Feb. 1 ruling, Rabbi Gedaliah Dov Schwartz of the Rabbinical Council of America issued a ruling saying American Jews… Read more »
We have added links to OU Torah Insights, URJ Torat Hayim, and Torah.org commentaries on the parashah pages. For example: http://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/vaera.html#drash This fixes feature request #629967.