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 »
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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 <email@example.com> 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 »
Sometime before Pesach, I hope to change the Hebcal Torah Readings pages to correctly show special haftara/maftir when the Parashat ha-Shavua corresponds with a special day like Rosh Chodesh or Shabbat Shekalim. Currently we’re displaying this message: NOTE: This site does not yet indicate special maftir or haftarah when they occur. Always check a luach… Read more »
I got an email from Bill Kearney at Syndic8.com about a small error with the RSS feed from 1-Click Shabbat: http://www.syndic8.com/feedinfo.php?FeedID=21674 Apparently I had a broken ISO date format; timezone formatting was using -8:00 instead of the correct -08:00 format. It’s been fixed. Gotta love that sprintf(“%02d”) stuff.
Just in time for the (Gregorian) New Year, we’ve added a News section to the hebcal.com website. Here you’ll find out about changes and improvements to the Hebcal Interactive Jewish Calendar and related web tools. Kol Tuv!