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Need to re-establish access to Hebrew Calendar 9.

SoraLeah Leschen 2 years ago updated by Removals Oxford 1 year ago 4

When my new hard drive was installed, I lost access to Hebrew Calendar 9. Can you help me get it up again?

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Parshat Terumah 2020

navah.kogen 2 years ago updated by Horea Kaii 1 year ago 3

Hi there - I was just looking at Parshat Terumah in 2020, and found that the aliyot for full kriyah don't line up with the tikkun (and multiple chumashim that I consulted to double check). The 2nd aliyah should be 25:17-40 (which is the end of 25), and then the aliyot continue to differ from there on. Is there anyone who can address this, so others aren't confused? Thanks! 

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Only export minor holidays

amenaged1 2 years ago updated by Patsy J. Moore 2 years ago 2

I'm trying to make two separate calendars, one with only the major holidays and one with only the minor holidays, to have no duplicates. When I try to only export the minor holidays, it automatically includes the major ones. Is there any way to remove this feature? 

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Remove hebcal calendar events from outlook.com

ClaudeT 3 years ago 0

I have added Hebcal 2018-19 to Outlook.com by downloading it directly. I have not created an additional calendar, so everything is in Outlook.com Unfortunately, it seems that have made that twice and my default Outlook.com Calendar has all duplicate events. How can I restore my Outlook.com calendar?

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Shavuot wrong dates

ronmar 4 weeks ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 3 weeks ago 2

Hi,

First of all, thank you for this great API/data!

Second, I saw that there is Shavuot I (17.05.2021) and Shavuot II (18.05.2021) in the API as I'm a jew and living in Israel I don't know anything about these two, Shavuot is a two days holiday, there is only Shavuot Eve (Erev Shavuot 16.05.2021) and Shavuot (17.05.2021).

here is a picture from google to confirm it:

Answer
Michael J. Radwin 3 weeks ago

Hi, thanks for using Hebcal.

For Israel this is the URL we publish which shows only one day for Shavuot

https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/shavuot?i=on


Which says: Shavuot (Festival of Weeks) for Hebrew Year 5782 begins in 🇮🇱 at sundown on Saturday, 4 June 2022 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, 5 June 2022.

And for Diaspora (chutz l'aretz) we publish this page

https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/shavuot

Which says: Shavuot (Festival of Weeks) for Hebrew Year 5782 begins in the Diaspora at sundown on Saturday, 4 June 2022 and ends at nightfall on Monday, 6 June 2022.


I hope this extra location information helps.

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Hebrew Date Converter REST API not showing Omer

Mike Feingold 2 months ago updated 2 months ago 2

I'm using the Converter REST API.

According to the documentation (here, near the bottom of the page) this should return the day of the Omer.

However when I try it (https://www.hebcal.com/converter?cfg=json&gy=2021&gm=4&gd=5&g2h=1) then no Omer event is returned in the Events section.

Am I missing something?

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Yahrzeit dates from Jewish calendar REST API

tZkSs 4 months ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 3 months ago 2

Is there a way to get Yahrzeit dates from Jewish calendar REST API

I need to get next anniversary dates by looking at date of death a person. 

I tried to find the solution on Hebcal site, they are provided a REST API for calendar, and UI to calculate that dates also, but I could not to find REST api method for it

this is the UI,
https://www.hebcal.com/yahrzeit

I need that data as JSON from REST API.


If anyone have experience on that please let know me


Thanks 

Answer
Michael J. Radwin 3 months ago

We've released some experimental support for an API here.

Documentation is forthcoming, but the basic idea is that you'll need to POST x-www-form-urlencoded data to https://www.hebcal.com/yahrzeit with the special parameter cfg=json

For example:

curl 'https://www.hebcal.com/yahrzeit' \
-H 'content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded' \
--data-raw 'cfg=json&n1=Example1&t1=Birthday&d1=15&m1=4&y1=1983&s1=on&n2=Example2&t2=Yahrzeit&d2=13&m2=11&y2=2008&s2=off&hebdate=on&years=20&v=yahrzeit' \
--compressed

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Shabbat Hanukkah maftir - only one prince

Josh Greenfield 6 months ago 0

The Hanukkah Torah reading for weekdays (per Ashkenazic custom outside of Israel) is two days of the princes bringing offerings from the section of Numbers 7 (e.g., on day 3 of Hanukkah we read of the prince who brought offerings on day 3), plus the prince who brought offerings on day 4).  On Shabbat of Hanukkah (when not also Rosh Hodesh) we read the regular Torah reading for 7 aliyot, and the maftir reading is just one prince, corresponding to that day of Hanukkah (e.g., if Shabbat is day 3 we read of the prince from day 3 only).  Hebcal.com right now is showing that the Shabbat of Hanukkah this year we read from Numbers 7:18-29, which is two princes:

https://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/vayeshev-20201212

I'm guessing the algorithm is just using the weekday Hanukkah custom to figure out what the Shabbat maftir reading should be, but that seems to be incorrect.  For the source of the Hanukkah reading, you can check Shulkhan Aruch OH 684:2 (note 6 in the Mishnah Berurah specifies only one prince in the maftir).

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Yom Kippur Katan

nsuffin 10 months ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago 1

With all of the different dates currently included in Hebcal, would it be possible to please also add Yom Kippur Katan?