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.)
We’re pleased to offer Jewish holiday downloads for many Android devices through a two step process that sends Hebcal data first to Google Calendar, and then to your Android phone or tablet.
Note that Hebcal is not an app for Android (in the Google Play sense of apps that you install). Rather, Hebcal is a website that allows you to download/export calendar data to the calendar application that comes natively with your device.
1. Follow our Google Calendar Jewish holidays download instructions.
2. Go back to your Android device and enable synchronization to Google Calendar. Here are “Sync & display calendars” instructions for specific versions of Android:
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