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.

New holidays: Tu B’Av and Sigd

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At the request of several users, we’ve added support for Tu B’Av and Sigd. Tu B’Av is a minor Jewish holiday of love, similar to Valentine’s Day. It occurs on the 15th of Hebrew month of Av, corresponding to July or August on the Gregorian calendar. This year, Tu B’Av begins on Thursday, 30 July 2015… Read more »

Chile Daylight Saving Time changes in 2015

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Chile will not change clocks in April 2015 or thereafter; its new standard time will be its old daylight saving time. We have updated Hebcal’s candle-lighting times engine to reflect the change. If you downloaded or printed candle-lighting times for Santiago or any other city in Chile, be sure to re-download sometime before Pesach.