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Tamar 7 months ago • updated by Michael J. Radwin 7 months ago 1

Hi guys - I want to convert Hebrew dates into English dates. But whenever I say "Alexa, ask Hebcal to convert 26 Tishrei 5684" or similar, I get "which city or zip code do you want for Shabbos times?" which doesn't help me at all.


Also - could be awesome if you had the tool act as a Hebrew/English (language) translator, not just a date converter.

"Alexa, ask Hebcal - what's the English transaltion for tov?"

"Alexa, ask Hebcal - what's the Hebrew word for good?"


Just a thought... I realize that's gonna be massive htough.

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Michael J. Radwin 7 months ago

Thanks for the feedback and the suggestion!


Our voice integration with Alexa only offers converting from Gregorian dates to Hebrew. It does not yet offer the inverse conversion. We will need to investigate how well Alexa understands non-English words like Tishrei and Chesvhan.


Regarding language translation, there already appears to be at least one Alexa skill that can do multi-lingual translations:


https://www.alexaskillstore.com/Translator-for-Alexa/813

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Wenger Jacques 8 months ago • updated by Michael J. Radwin 8 months ago 1

I am using Lumia 640 Windows 10 phone.

I made a shortcut to your Hebrew calendar. I changed the settings to have the Hebrew dates

I did save the settings but those settings are forgotten as soon I close the website.

Do you intend to adapt your beautiful programs for Windows Phone?

Regards,

Jacques Wenger

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Michael J. Radwin 8 months ago

Hello, thank you for your message!


For Windows 10 mobile devices, we recommend exporting events from Hebcal.com to Outlook.com, then sync with your phone.


https://www.hebcal.com/home/1138/outlook-com-windows-live-jewish-calendar-download

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Hi!
norbert.kruk 8 months ago 0

I was looking for details on parashat miketz and there was a line I didn't understand:


On Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah
>>>>>8: Numbers 28:9-15 <<<<<<<
maf: Numbers 7:42-47

  • 12 December 2015
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    Wenger Jacques 8 months ago • updated by Michael J. Radwin 8 months ago 1

    I am a very happy user of your app.for Windows PC.

    Do you have app. for Windows Mobile?

    Thanks,

    Jacques Wenger

    Wenger.jacques@gmail.com

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    Michael J. Radwin 8 months ago

    hello, thanks for using Hebcal. We do not offer an app for Windows Mobile. Instead we suggest you subscribe to Hebcal on Outlook.com or Google Calendar, then sync with your mobile device.


    https://www.hebcal.com/home/1138/outlook-com-windows-live-jewish-calendar-download

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    Evgeny Zhenya 8 months ago • updated by Michael J. Radwin 7 months ago 1

    Shalom

    How do I write the function that shows sunset & nightfall (3 stars) PER DAY depending on location?


    Thank you

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    Daniel 9 months ago 0

    there is a mistake on this: https://www.hebcal.com/shabbat/?geonameid=3455643 it should be the same as Sao Paulo but is very different. Please remove os correct. Thank you!

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    wplove 9 months ago • updated by Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago 1

    On my hebcal installation on my site it is displaying candle lighting and Havdalah times for multiple dates, some of which have past a couple days ago. These correspond to the holidays (Erev Rosh Hashana, Rosh Hashana 7777, Rosh Hashana II, Tzom Gedaliah, and Shabbat Shuva). I don't want the times displaying for dates that have passed, even if they are holidays. Is showing the holidays that have passed a bug or a feature of Hebcal? If a feature, is there a setting I can change to hide the past holiday dates?

    This is what I am using on my html to display the times:

    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"
    src="//www.hebcal.com/shabbat/?geo=geoname&geonameid=5128581&m=50&cfg=j&tgt=_top">
    </script>


    Thanks for your help.

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    Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago

    This looks like a caching issue on our end. We have adjusted our settings so the Shabbat Times javascript will be cached at most 24 hours in the future.

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    Nachshon 9 months ago 0

    Good morning,

    We take from your website information about the next Sabbath by a RSS feed reader.
    The information we present on our website http://www.beitkitov.org/.
    We are generating link as follows:
    http://www.hebcal.com/shabbat/ -> Rss feed
    We obtain then the link:
    http://www.hebcal.com/shabbat/?cfg=r&geonameid=293397&i=on&m=50&pubDate=0

    So far it worked well but today mistakenly generated:


    Shabbat Times for Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland


    On http://www.hebcal.com presented data from rss feed are correct:



    Wstaw obraz


    I found a workaround:


    From the url
    http://www.hebcal.com/shabbat/?cfg=r&geonameid=293397&i=on&m=50&pubDate=0

    be cut string
    &PubDate=0


    url http://www.hebcal.com/shabbat/?cfg=r&geonameid=293397&i=on&m=50


    (without & PubDate =0) shows the data correctly:


    Wstaw obraz

    We use a standard rss reader, which is available as a technology blogger widget.

    We would like to ask you to fix error :)

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    Harvey Stein 10 months ago • updated by Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago 2
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    Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago

    To add a yahrzeit calendar to Google, use a desktop/laptop computer (not a phone/tablet) and follow these instructions:


    https://www.hebcal.com/home/59/google-calendar-alternative-instructions