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Follow these steps to remove Hebcal events from your Mac Desktop calendar or iCloud calendar and you didn’t use the Subscription feature.
(If you subscribed to a Hebcal in Apple iCal on Mac OS X, follow our delete/unsubscribe from Mac Calendar (iCal) instructions.)
1. Open Mac Calendar, and uncheck all calendars except for the one that contains Hebcal events.
2. In the search box on the upper-right, type the text “hebcal” and press Return to select Events that contain “hebcal”
3. Click on the first item in the search results pane on the right. Scroll to the bottom, and holding down the Shift key, click on the last item in the search results pane on the right
4. Press the Delete key, or use the Edit > Delete menu to remove the events.
We’ve tested these instructions on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Mac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite.
To delete Hebcal events from Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac OS X, follow these steps.
1. First, open your Calendar within Outlook
2. Next, search for “hebcal” in the search box on the upper right
3. Click on one of the search results, then select all of the entries in the list via Edit > Select All
4. Delete the entries via Edit > Delete
To make a change to a Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar calendar, delete or unsubscribe from the calendar. Return to Hebcal.com and re-enter in all of the event details, then download again. Hebcal does not yet support editing event dates.
To avoid storing sensitive user data on our servers, Hebcal.com recently modified our Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar export to “download” instead of “subscribe” calendars. This change affects Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendars created on Hebcal beginning in January 2014, and it applies across iOS, Mac Desktop, Microsoft Outlook, etc.
To make changes like adding a new Yahrzeit or removing one depends on when you downloaded your data from Hebcal.
- If you “subscribed” to a Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar (before Jan 2014), delete/unsubscribe from the calendar. Return to Hebcal.com and re-enter in all of the data, then download again.
- If you “downloaded” (Jan 2014 and later), then any Yahrzeit or Anniversary reminders are now part of your regular calendar (often called “Home” or “Calendar”). To add new events, just go to Hebcal.com and create reminders and download again. To remove events, search for the event(s) in your regular calendar and simply remove them.
Note that this recent change does not apply to regular holiday calendars. Those still offer the “subscribe” functionality.
We’ve made changes to candle-lighting times for Shabbat and holidays that corrects an error we introduced a few months ago. Please accept our sincere apologies for this error.
Candle-lighting times have been adjusted 1-2 minutes earlier and now correctly reflect the correct time to light candles (40 minutes before sundown in Jerusalem, 18 minutes before sundown anywhere else).
Users who subscribe to Hebcal.com calendars via iPhone/iPad, Google Calendar, or Outlook.com should get the corrected candle-lighting times automatically when these applications perform their next refresh. The typical refresh cycle is approximately once a week.
If you downloaded or printed a calendar in the past, you may wish to return to the Hebcal.com website to download and/or print an updated calendar.
The error was caused when Hebcal.com moved to a new sunset calculation engine in the summer of 2013. The new sunset engine allows support for thousands of global cities and fixed long-standing issues with our handling of Daylight Saving Time outside of the USA. Sunset times are estimated from latitude and longitude, and generally have an accuracy of +/- 2 minutes except at extreme north or south latitudes.
Unfortunately, an arithmetic error in determining sunset for a given latitude/longitude was inadvertently introduced, which added an additional 1-2 minutes of error. This error was recently discovered and corrected.