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.┬áThis 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.

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 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 »