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Hanukkah Saturday night doesn't show Havdalah.

Azzie Katz 2 months ago • updated by glenm201 1 month ago 3

Yes, I saw the post (linked below) as "not a bug", but this is an issue, because APIs can look for "Candle lighting" and "Havdalah" (for Shabbat) to do things such as enable and disable devices, and because it isn't listed, those actions will not occur.

Please fix this and display a duplicate time for Havdalah and Candles for that one night a year.


Yom HaAliyah, Israel's newest holiday. The 10th of Nisan

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.



How to add more lines to input dates on a Yahrzeit, Birthday List

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.



Old search method preferred

Deanne 3 years ago • updated by Michael J. Radwin 3 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.

Hebcal widget for OS X is broken.

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.  

how to get a list with my changes ?

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.


Please suggest a way to maintain the month vs daily

oliveallon 5 days ago 0

Candleighting times not displaying

Joel A - Atlanta 1 week ago 0

Thanks for doing this!

Candleighting times not displaying....looks like I arranged the download page to properly to set it up

Mac High Sierra 

OS X 10.13.2

How to do I delete multiepleprevious attempts, and install one that works?


How can I save the calendar to make personal dates for distribution to congregants?

Belinda 2 weeks ago 0

We used to be able to save the calendar with the appropriate dates, make some edits, and add some independent events. Then save this in a different format. We cannot do this now.