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Haftarah Ki Teitzei incorrect when Re'eh is Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

Avraham Eisen 2 weeks ago • updated 2 weeks ago 0

The website is showing the incorrect Haftarah for Ki Teitzei when Parshat Re'eh is Shabbat Rosh Chodesh.  If the website is going to say that the Haftarah for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh is read for Parshat Re'eh, then the Haftarah for Ki Teitzei should show that it's Isaiah 54:1 - 55:5.


I know there are a few different traditions for when this happens, but there's no such tradition where the Haftarah for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh is read for Parshat Re'eh, and the Haftarah for Parshat Ki Teitzei remains unchanged (54:01 - 54:10), as the website currently displays.

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What method is used to calculate times?

mgipsman 3 months ago 0

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

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Hebrew birthdays on Apple Calendar

Charles Gluckman 3 months ago • updated 3 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. 

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How can I download the calendar to my Cozi Calendar

lhw 3 months ago • updated by Michael J. Radwin 3 months ago 1
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Enhancement request: Combine multiple items into one entry

chadisr 3 months ago 0

Enhancement request:

Currently, if several items on the settings page are selected multiple calendar entries are generated. This adds clutter to the calendar. I would like this enhancement:


If a day would have multiple calendar items, then combine them into one entry for that day.

I think that if a CSV is being generated then this might be too complicated. But you should be able to do that for an ICS (iCalendar) file, which is supported by many calendar clients.


If you do that then the Subject of the entry could be "Hebcal: <Hebrew date> [<Holiday name>].


Thank you for considering this idea and for the good product.

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Formulation of Omer Count in the subject line of each day of the omer

bernsteinstj 3 months ago 0

It would be great if--when one downloads the *.ics or *.csv for the omer days--the file would include the formulation of the omer count (i.e., היום חמשה עשר יום, שהם שני שבועות ויום אחד, לעומר.) in the Subject field.

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Problem with candle-lighting and havdalah times in Jerusalem, Israel

Avraham Grossbaum 4 months ago 0

You seem to be using a different sunset time for Jerusalem, Israel, than is commonly used here. 

I assume the difference is between observed sunset and astronomical sunset. 

1.  Can you make this an option in the future?  

2.  I tried to adjust for this by changing the offsets in minutes for candle-lighting and havdalah.  This works more or less for havdalah.  However, when I change the number of minutes before sunset for candle-lighting, your web-site changes the value back to 40.  Can you disable this annoying feature? 

Thank you. 


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Download of Hebrew calendar to Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 for Jerusalem adds an extra hour during daylight savings time

Avraham Grossbaum 4 months ago • updated 4 months ago 1

I downloaded a Hebrew calendar file from you site for Jerusalem, Israel, today. 

On the computer, the candle-lighting and havdalah times are close to correct. 

When I load the file into Outlook, another hour is added to the times during daylight savings time in Israel, such that candle-lighting for 27 Oct 2017 is 18:14 and candle-lighting for 03 Nov 2017 is 16:03!  Similarly, candle-lighting for 16 Mar 2018 is 17:07 and candle-lighting for 23 Mar 2018 is 19:12!  

How can this problem be solved?