Small changes to Torah Readings pages

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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 »

RSS feed for weekly Shabbat candle-lighting times

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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 »

Upcoming improvements to hebcal.com

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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 »

Fixed broken RSS for 1-Click Shabbat

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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. 🙂

Added News section

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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!