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.
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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 Hebcal.com calendars. For some calendars, iOS7 defaults to SSL on, which does not work with Hebcal.com. Resetting the calendar to SSL off will cause the calendar to show up correctly again. Launch the… Read more »
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 »
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 »
We’ve added the Parashat haShavuah to our Year at a glance printable Shabbat times page. Here’s a preview:
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 »
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 »
We’ve rolled out a new website design! Please let us know what you think — consider posting a comment on our Hebcal Facebook page.
We’re hard at work on a refreshed website that will work better with multiple devices (namely mobile phones and tablets). Take a look at the preview and share your feedback! For developers curious about the redesign, we’re using the Bootstrap front-end framework. The functionality of the website is still a mish-mosh of Perl, PHP, C,… Read more »
Ta’anit Bechorot (Fast of the Firstborn) falls on Friday, April 6, 2012. An earlier version of the calendar we publish incorrectly had this minor fast on Thursday. When this fast day falls on Friday, we do in fact observe the fast on Friday, even though Shabbat follows immediately. It is only in years when the date of… Read more »