Several users discovered an error in the Haftarah reading for Parashat Pinchas.
When Pinchas falls after the 17th of Tammuz, we read Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3. If Pinchas occurs before the 17th of Tammuz, we read I Kings 18:46 – 19:21. We have revised the Torah Portion page to clarify this distinction.
Many calendar desktop, mobile or web apps support the iCalendar (.ICS file extension) format. Hebcal has specific instructions for the major calendar apps in that consume iCalendar files (see below).
iCalendar is an open standard for exchanging calendar information. It is also known as RFC 2445.
For minor calendar apps, Hebcal recommends the following:
- Go to http://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/ if you’re downloading a holiday calendar, or http://www.hebcal.com/yahrzeit/ if you’re downloading a Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar.
- Fill out the form with your preferences and click the Create Calendar button
- Click the Download… button
- Select the Outlook 2011 (Mac OS X) option from the Download dialog box
- Click on the Jewish Calendar YYYY-YYYY.ics download button
- Import the Jewish Calendar YYYY-YYYY.ics file into your app
Specific instructions for the major calendar apps which use iCalendar format:
Included in the Hebcal Jewish holiday downloads are options to select major holidays (Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Pesach, etc.), minor holidays (Purim, Chanukah, etc.), special Shabbatot, public fasts (Tish’a B’Av, etc.), Rosh Chodesh, and modern holidays (Yom HaAtzma’ut, etc.)
If you wish to see the פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ (weekly Torah portion) in your Facebook news feed, please “Like” the Hebcal page on Facebook.
Our new Hebcal Shabbat Times WordPress plugin displays candle-lighting time, Torah Portion, and havdalah time in a WordPress widget. If you run a synagogue or other local Judaism-related website, you can get customized times based on your USA Zip code.
An alternative approach is to use the WordPress built-in RSS Widget and configure as follows:
WordPress RSS Widget screenshot
By popular demand, we’ve added Pesach Sheni, a minor holiday that comes every year on the 14th of Iyyar, one month after Passover.
We have also added Erev Purim and Erev Tish’a B’Av dates to the Hebcal calendar on the days prior to Purim and Tish’a B’Av. Previously the “Erev” dates were only displayed for major yom tov holidays, but both of these holidays have significant evening-time congregational events associated with them.