Forum for - Free Jewish holiday calendars, Hebrew date converters and Shabbat times
Alana Rubin 1 year ago 0

Shalom Michael,

I would like to call your attention to a missing Israeli national holiday in your Hebcal holiday list. Specifically I am referring to Yom HaAliyah. It is Israel's newest national holiday.

Yom HaAliyah should be listed in HebCal on the10th of the Hebrew month of Nisan. The 10th of Nisan is when the Torah says Joshua crossed the Jordan with all of Am Yisrael at Gilgal, and that is the official date of the new Israeli national holiday according to the bill passed by the Knesset on June 21st, 2016.

I don't know if you want to add it also, but the Yom HaAliyah bill mandates that schools in Israel also teach about Aliyah on the 7th of Cheshvan near Lech Lecha because on the official Yom HaAliyah date of the 10th of Nisan, the schools are not in session.

I included "proof" references for you below. Some examples from major news sources on Yom HaAliyah as 10th of Nisan a few days before Pesach here:

MK Micki Zohar in Knesset on the passing of Yom HaAliyah into law:

To copy/paste the Yom HaAliyah bill's first clause "of course its in Hebrew:

מטרתו של חוק זה לקבוע יום ציון שנתי להכרה בחשיבותה של העלייה לארץ ישראל כבסיס לקיומה של מדינת ישראל, להתפתחותה ולעיצובה כחברה רב תרבותית, ולציון מועד הכניסה לארץ ישראל שאירע ביום י' בניסן

Thank you for adding this. It is crucial as many public calendars use and trust your website when setting their dates.


Yossi Dworcan 2 years ago • updated by Michael J. Radwin 2 years ago 1

I would like to input more than 6 dates into a personalized birthday/yahrzeit calendar. Is there a way of adding more than 6 and if so please guide me on how to.


Deanne 2 years ago • updated by Michael J. Radwin 2 years ago 2
I was using hebcal as part of a study into calendar chronology.
I prefer the old search method of keying in a go-to year
instead of the new click on previous or next year.
Mark Saper 3 years ago • updated by Michael J. Radwin 3 years ago 3
Michael -- did you change the format for the shabbat page?  I think this is the reason why people are complaining that the widget stopped working.  It may take a while for me to figure out what my widget was actually doing and fix it.  Also, I see you added a geo lookup.  I wanted to do that years ago but couldn't figure it out.  
carol 2 years ago 0
In prior years I have been able to formulate a list with all the relevant dates, events, times, etc. This year, every time I click on the List button, not only do my changes disappear, but nothing shows up for me to copy and paste into my file. I wrote to the author, but haven't heard back yet ... and the New Year is upon us ... I didn't even see most of my changes on the calendar format -- I would be delighted to type in the dates and times myself, were they listed in the calendar ...

Help ... ??

Thank you.

mgipsman 4 weeks ago 0

What sources are used and how are they used to calculate times for Hebcal?

Charles Gluckman 2 months ago • updated 2 months ago 0

When I select add Hebrew birthday calendar in Contacts on my iPhone the same Hebrew date (16 Elul) is displayed for different Gregorian calendar dates. Example: 16 Nov and 16 May. 

Under review
lhw 2 months ago • updated by Michael J. Radwin 2 months ago 1