Yom HaAliyah / יום העלייה

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We’ve added a new modern holiday, Yom HaAliyah (יום העלייה). Yom HaAliyah recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel. More info from Wikipedia: Yom HaAliyah (Aliyah Day) (Hebrew: יום העליה) is an Israeli national holiday celebrated annually on the seventh of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, to commemorate the historic events which happened on… Read more »

Number of years in Hebcal calendar feed subscriptions

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We’ve made changes to the number of years included in our calendar subscription feeds. Previously all feeds were 5 years long. Now, depending on options you select to include extra events, feeds may be shortened to only two years. Calendars exported from Hebcal to Google Calendar or other services that support iCalendar subscription feeds are typically… Read more »

Hebcal by voice on the Amazon Echo/Alexa

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We are pleased to announce that we have released an Alexa Skill for Hebcal for users with an Amazon Echo device. Skills are new voice-driven capabilities that enhance the functionality of your Alexa device. Turning on the Hebcal skill lets you ask questions such as: Alexa, ask Hebcal when Shabbat starts. Alexa, ask Hebcal for candle… Read more »

Chanukah candle lighting times

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Due to popular demand, we’ve added support for Chanukah candle-lighting times. If you specify a city for Shabbat and Yom Tov candle lighting times, you’ll see Chanukah candle lighting show up as a timed event. If you don’t enable candle-lighting times (and instead choose the generic Diaspora or Israel locations) you’ll see Chanukah events show… Read more »

Shana Tova 5776

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We wish you a happy and healthy New Year! Rosh Hashana 5776 begins at sundown on Sun, 13 September 2015. Don’t forget to print out your Candle lighting times Year at a Glance page.