Yom Ha’Atzma’ut / Yom HaZikaron 2007

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The Israeli government changed the dates of Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut a couple of years ago. They added a new rule to prevent Yom HaZikaron from beginning on motzei Shabbat. In 2007, these holidays begin at sundown on 22 and 23 April, respectively (the 5th and 6th of Iyyar). See Memorial Day and Independence… Read more »

Upgrade to hebcal 3.5 for 2007 Daylight Saving Time change

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Hebcal.com is now running hebcal 3.5, which uses the new rules for Daylight Saving Time starting in the Spring of 2007. In particular: Clocks will be set ahead one hour on the second Sunday of March instead of the current first Sunday of April. Clocks will be set back one hour on the first Sunday… Read more »

Change to Daylight Saving Time in USA in 2007

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Hebcal.com and hebcal for UNIX do not yet take into consideration the change to Daylight Saving Time that is part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. We expect to implement this change in the next few months. [Update 13 Feb 2006: hebcal.com is now running hebcal 3.5, which uses the new dates for DST… Read more »

Special Maftir & Haftarah

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The Hebcal Torah Reading pages now include an indication of special Maftir and Haftarah when they occur. For example, since Parashat Toldot coincides with Shabbat Machar Chodesh on November 13, we read a special Haftarah.