Sigd holiday November 10-11, 2016

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Hebcal recently added support for Sigd, which is a modern holiday observed in the state of Israel beginning in 2008. If you enabled the modern holidays feature in Hebcal, you’ll see an event for Sigd this year. Sigd begins at sundown on Tue, 10 November 2015.


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May I reproduce content in another form?

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Feel free to make printed calendars, email newsletters, refrigerator magnets, and other content using events from Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Among other things, this license gives you permission to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. You must give… Read more »

Chanukah and Thanksgiving in 2013

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We enjoyed reading Jonathan Mizrahi’s Hanukkah and Thanksgiving: A once in eternity overlap: Next year features an anomaly for American Jews – The first day of Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving, on 11/28/2013 (meaning the first night of Hanukkah is actually the night before Thanksgiving). I was curious how often this happens. It turns out that it… 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 »