Errata: candle-lighting time corrections

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We’ve made changes to candle-lighting times for Shabbat and holidays that corrects an error we introduced a few months ago. Please accept our sincere apologies for this error. Candle-lighting times have been adjusted 1-2 minutes earlier and now correctly reflect the correct time to light candles (40 minutes before sundown in Jerusalem, 18 minutes before… Read more »

Daf Yomi

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We are pleased to announce that Hebcal.com now supports Daf Yomi. Now you can use Hebcal to help follow your daily regimen of learning the Talmud! For example, today’s Daf Yomi is Yoma 52. Just check the new “Daf Yomi” checkbox on the “Include Events” section of our Custom Calendar. We’ve also posted a simple… Read more »

Alef Hebrew Font

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We’re now using the Alef Hebrew Font on Hebcal.com. Alef is an open source multiscript web-font. Here’s an example from our Hebrew Date Converter: Let us know what you think by posting a comment to our Facebook page.

Using Hebcal on iOS 7

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When you update your Apple device to iOS 7, you may need to adjust your Subscribed Calendar settings in order to see your old Hebcal.com calendars. For some calendars, iOS7 defaults to SSL on, which did not work with Hebcal.com back in September 2013. Since then, we’ve added SSL support to Hebcal, so you shouldn’t have… Read more »

Candle-lighting times for 200+ world cities

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We’re pleased to share that we’ve made some changes to the hebcal website to better accommodate world cities. If you visit our Shabbat Times page, you’ll see hundreds of new cities available for candle-lighting times.   You may notice that candle-lighting times have changed by 1-3 minutes as well. This is due to a change… Read more »

hebcal for Unix source code moved to Github

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We’re pleased to announce that hebcal for Unix is now hosted on Github. You can find the new repository at https://github.com/hebcal/hebcal Hebcal for Unix has been around for 20+ years. Danny Sadinoff wrote 98% of the code, and Michael has been fixing bugs and adding features here and there. SourceForge had been providing hosting for the… Read more »

Audio update to ORT’s Navigating the Bible

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We’re pleased to share that ORT’s Navigating the Bible website has been upgraded to MP3. For many years, Hebcal.com has linked to ORT’s excellent site for Torah readings with Hebrew, translation, transliteration and chanting. When released 13+ years ago, ORT’s trope/chanting audio was based on a format called RealAudio. Unfortunately, RealAudio doesn’t work very well on modern devices like tablets. As of… Read more »

Yom HaShoah errata: begins on Sun, 7 April 2013 at sundown

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We’ve fixed an error with the observance of Yom HaShoah occurring adjacent to Shabbat. This year Yom HaShoah begins on Sunday, 7 April 2013 at sundown. Previously Hebcal always used the date of the 27th of Nisan. When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding… Read more »

A new look for Hebcal

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We’ve rolled out a new website design! Please let us know what you think — consider posting a comment on our Hebcal Facebook page.