Historical: Fixing Hebcal after upgrading from iOS 6 to iOS 7

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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 old Hebcal.com calendars. Note: these instructions are no longer required. In September 2013, Hebcal.com began supporting SSL. We’re keeping this page here for historical purposes. When iOS7 was released, calendars upgraded from iOS6 to… Read more »

Candle-lighting times for 200+ world cities

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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 »

hebcal for Unix source code moved to Github

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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 »

Audio update to ORT’s Navigating the Bible

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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 »