I’m working on adding a Holiday Torah Readings feature to the website. You can see a beta version of the page here: Jewish Holidays. For example, see the readings for Pesach.
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This message is a little late, but I’d like to wish a sweet New Year to all of my hebcal.com users. Or, perhaps I should extend an early Chag Sukkot Sameach!
Due to some confusion with Israeli vs. Diaspora sedra schemes, I have modified the user interface on the Interactive Calendar page to make the option easier to use. Instead of a checkbox, it’s now displayed as a radio button (a choice between the two options). You should select the appropriate option depending on where you… Read more »
A couple of folks using iCal reported some problems with the Hebcal export option for iCal. Apparently the iCalendar file format is slightly incompatible with the vCalendar format used by Lotus Notes and some other apps. To address this issue, the website now offers both .vcs (vCalendar) and .ics (iCalendar) files for download. The .ics… Read more »
Per the suggestion of a user, I’ve added Hebrew translations to the Interactive Calendar for the following 3 optional features: Days of the Omer Show Hebrew date for entire date range Show Hebrew date for dates with some event Here’s a sample of what it looks like: 2nd of Sivan, 5763 / ×‘×³ ×‘Ö¼Ö°×¡Ö´×™×•Ö¸×Ÿ ×ª×©×¡×´×’… Read more »
Got this email from Tellme today: Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 01:10:11 -0800 (PST) From: Tellme Studio <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: michael@… Subject: Tellme Studio program change VoiceXML Developer, Tellme has made many investments in VoiceXML over the past four years. One of these investments was in the Extensions program, with the goal of making VoiceXML a… Read more »
Last week I fixed a bug in yahrzeit calculations in the hebcal website. According to Calendrical Calculations by Edward M. Reingold and Nachum Dershowitz, the yarhzeit of someone who passed away in Adar of an ordinary year or Adar II of a leap year is also always in the last month of the year, be… Read more »
We’ve added support for exporting Hebcal data to and . Our vCalendar export also works in Palm Desktop 4.1 now, although the native DBA export is considered superior. Previously the Hebcal vCalendar export would cause Palm Desktop to crash, but this issue appears to be resolved now.
We’ve added next and previous links to the top of the individual Torah Readings pages. See Parashat Beshalach (this week’s parashah) as an example. You’ll see a link << Bo on the left and Yitro >> on the right. These links have always been available at the bottom of the parashah pages, but now they’re… Read more »
We’ve added the ability to get candle lighting times for your city as an RSS feed (for use in news aggegator programs like Radio UserLand , FeedReader, AmphetaDesk, or NetNewsWire. Simply go to the 1-Click Shabbat Candle Lighting Times page, enter your zip code, and hit Submit. You’ll notice this little orange XML button (example:… Read more »