Forum for Hebcal.com - Free Jewish holiday calendars, Hebrew date converters and Shabbat times
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Emoji's for Holidays

Ronny 6 months ago updated 6 months ago 2

Hi,

I love the feature you added in the Calendar with the emoji's for the holidays.

Here some suggestions, I was missing:

Purim: Performing Arts & Scroll

Pessach: Rice Cracker & Wine Glass

Sukkot: Lemon & Herb

(Names from emojipedia.org)

Rgrds

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Javascript to export to a text file

Simche Dovid 8 months ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 8 months ago 5

The header says it all. I need to run a script to download and write the result to a textfile.

Answer
Michael J. Radwin 8 months ago

Try this API. This is the best we can offer. Good luck and Shabbat shalom!


https://www.hebcal.com/home/219/hebrew-date-converter-rest-api

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Want to add a new yahrzeit to my list of yahrzeits

AnnPiece 8 months ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 7 months ago 2

Please help. Don't know how to add a new yahrzeit to my list of yahrzeits on HebCal. using Mac OS 12.1 (Monterey). 

Thanks!

Answer
Michael J. Radwin 7 months ago

If you return to the https://www.hebcal.com/yahrzeit page from the same web browser you used earlier, you should now see a page that lists your previously created calendars:

Then, click on an existing personal calendar link.


Near the bottom of the page, you'll see a green button that says "Add another name"


Fill out the new row and click the blue "Update Calendar" button at the bottom of the page.

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Mishnah Yomi

galicianer 9 months ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 8 months ago 2

Hi

Would you consider adding an option to add a Mishnah Yomi calendar?

Thanx

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Shorter the Hebrew Dates

Gilad 11 months ago updated 11 months ago 2

Firstly, thank you very much for the wonderful Hebrew Calendar. Ofter many searchs i found yours and its the best!! Thanks!


Now, if i can suggest, if its possible to shorten the Hebrew date. Instead of - כז חשוון התשפב, to write just - כז חשוון for example...


Maybe it can be in the setting of the calendar and anyone who want to tick that option will can.


This is the only negative i can find in your wonderful work. Thank you again and hope my suggestion is doable 🙂

Answer
Michael J. Radwin 11 months ago

Hi, thanks for using Hebcal and thanks for posting this suggestion!

We've changed our calendars so we only include the year in the Hebrew date for the 1st of Tishrei (e.g. Rosh Hashana).

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Please go back to how it was: start date of holidays

Adam Kahn 1 year ago updated 1 year ago 4

First of all, you created a wonderful and useful website.

Seems recently that you start holiday dates with night before. Very confusing. People (including myself) are used to seeing the start date as the full secular day; we already know it starts the night before. I understand that it may be confusing for the non-regularly-observant. 

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https://hebcal.com/holidays/


Example for 21-22: Rosh Hashanah Sep 6‑8 M‑W. At first sight seems that it is 3 days long! Please revert to how it was before. Thank you.



Answer
Michael J. Radwin 1 year ago

Hi Adam, thanks for using Hebcal and thanks for the feedback.

Our mission at Hebcal.com is to increase awareness of Jewish holidays and to help Jews to be observant of the mitzvot.

Some of the users of Hebcal.com are observant Jews and some users of Hebcal are gentiles who want to be aware of when Jewish holidays are so they can be respectful of their Jewish friends, colleagues and classmates.


Many of the users who visit our Jewish Holidays summary page need to know exactly when a holiday begins. That it why each holiday summary page includes the following text at the top of the page:

Except for minor fasts, holidays begin at sundown on the date specified in the tables below. For example, if the dates for Rosh Hashana are listed as Sep 6-Sep 8, then the holiday begins at sundown on Sep 6 and ends at nightfall on Sep 8.

We have learned over many years that for observant Jews, adding the "Erev" before the holiday is the best way to clarify when a holiday begins in an evening, and indeed our calendar includes Erev for all major holidays and even for some minor ones like Purim. Observant Jews also will know that Rosh Hashana is only 2 days long and not three.

Oftentimes visualizing the dates on a calendar grid can help to clarify further, especially in combination with the Erev. See below for an example:

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat

1

2

3


4




5

6

Erev Rosh Hashana

7

Rosh Hashana 5782

8

Rosh Hashana II

9

Tzom Gedaliah

10

11

Shabbat Shuva

12

13

14

15

Erev Yom Kippur

16

Yom Kippur

17

18

19

20

Erev Sukkot

21

Sukkot I

22

Sukkot II

23

Sukkot III (CH''M)

24

Sukkot IV (CH''M)

25

Sukkot V (CH''M)

26

Sukkot VI (CH''M)

27

Sukkot VII (Hoshana Raba)

28

Shmini Atzeret

29

Simchat Torah

30

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Fixed

Shavuot wrong dates

ronmar 1 year ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 1 year ago 3

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 1 year 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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Fixed

Hebrew Date Converter REST API not showing Omer

Mike Feingold 1 year ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 1 year ago 3

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 2 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 2 years 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 2 years 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