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.┬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 »