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HEBCAL program from Windows xp to Windows 10

Robert Uri 2 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago 3

Hello!

I have just purchased a new laptop with Windows 10 and cannot transfer my personal data to the new laptop.

Can you help me?

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Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago

Hi, thanks for using Hebcal!

Follow these instructions to add a Hebcal Jewish holiday calendar 5-year feed to Outlook.com (also called outlook.live.com Calendar). This technique will also work with Windows 10 devices (desktops, laptops, tablets and phones) that have a built-in calendar application that connects to Outlook.com or MSN.


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Alexa, what time is Shabbat in Israel

Chaykee 2 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 2 years ago 4

I really love that I can ask Alexa what time shabbos is but if your data set is based on zip codes only, I get times for California instead of ISRAEL! Please please update this skill to accommodate international use!! 

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Is it ok to download hedcal and post it on a temple website?

David Luberoff 2 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago 1
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Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago

Yes!

https://www.hebcal.com/home/44/reproduce-hebcal-content-creative-commons

May I reproduce hebcal.com content in another form?

Feel free to make printed calendars, email newsletters, refrigerator magnets, and other content using events from Hebcal.com.


Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


This means that you can use you are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format as long as you give appropriate credit to Hebcal.com. You can remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. You need not send us money or even explicitly ask us for permission.

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No events generated for iOS since the end of 2019! I tried removing the calendar subscription and re-adding it multiple times. Ideas?

Levi Haskell 2 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago 2

There are no events generated for iOS since the end of 2019! I tried removing the calendar subscription and re-adding it multiple times. Ideas?

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Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago

Hi, thanks for using Hebcal

Calendars exported from Hebcal to Google Calendar or other services that support iCalendar subscription feeds are typically “perpetual”. That is, they contain events for the current year (Gregorian or Hebrew) plus some number of years into the future. Our calendars typically have 5 years of events (current year plus 4 years into the future).

Size limitations imposed by Google and other calendar clients require that we limit the number of events per feed. The total number of years is now reduced to 4 years if you check some options that include many events (“Candle lighting times”, “Days of the Omer” or “Show Hebrew date for dates with some event”) or 2 years if you check options that include one event every day of the year (“Daf Yomi” or “Show Hebrew date every day of the year”).

Note that if you’d like to include the Hebrew date for every day of the year, you can subscribe to that calendar via a separate calendar feed at our Jewish Holiday downloads page. Look for Hebrew calendar dates (English) or Hebrew calendar dates (Hebrew).

An added advantage of this approach is that you can choose separate colors in Google Calendar or iOS/iCloud calendar for the daily calendar event feed.

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Is there a way to get a few years results and not only one year?

Zeev 2 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago 1

Hi, will appritiate your help

when i use:

https://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/?v=1&i=on&year=5781&month=x&yt=H&lg=s&c=on&geo=geoname&geonameid=281184&b=40&m=42

i can put one year (like year 5781), is there a way to put a few years? something like from 5781 till 5800?

so i do not need to import to google calander a year by year, and can do it all at once.

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Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago

Hi, thanks for using Hebcal!

Calendars exported from Hebcal to Google Calendar or other services that support iCalendar subscription feeds are typically “perpetual”. That is, they contain events for the current year (Gregorian or Hebrew) plus some number of years into the future. Our calendars typically have 5 years of events (current year plus 4 years into the future).


Here's an article that explains the number of years in the feed in more detail

https://www.hebcal.com/home/1398/number-of-years-in-hebcal-calendar-feed-subscriptions

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No Shabbat Candle Times

suzydickstein 2 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago 1

For some reason my Shabbat lighting times seemed to have vanished. Figured out it was the 2020 thing. Subscribed, but it still isn't showing. Any suggestions to get it to work?

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Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago

Hi, thanks for using Hebcal!

If you subscribe to one of the Hebcal simple calendar feeds as your screenshot above shows, those are generic for the Diaspora and don't include any city-specific candle-lighting times.


To get candle-lighting times for macOS Calendar.app and include candle-lighting times for your city, follow these instructions


https://www.hebcal.com/home/79/apple-ical-import-hebcal-jewish-calendar  

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Candle lightning time is not updated.

Zeev 2 years ago updated by Cassandra D. Everhart 2 years ago 1

Hi


it seems that it doesn’t matter what I put in the value for “time before sunset), the app always shows same time of candle lightning

And it is not the right one, in Jerusalem this shabat it should be 16:12 and not 16:07


https://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/?v=1&maj=on&i=on&year=2020&month=x&yt=G&lg=h&c=on&geo=geoname&zip=&city=&geonameid=281184&b=40&m=50&.s=Create+Calendar


please advice 

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Fixed

no show on birthdays!

Geral 2 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 10 months ago 2

I recently, eagerly, added Hebrew birthdays to family members on my iPhone but some of them are showing up on the incorrect hebrew date or not showing up at all. It should be noted that the birthdays that were added in the past do not have this issue. How can I remedy this? Might it have something to do with a recent IOS update?

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Michael J. Radwin 10 months ago

https://www.hebcal.com/home/632/how-to-make-changes-to-a-yahrzeit-anniversary-calendar

This article describes how to make changes to a Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar that you downloaded, exported or subscribed to in a calendar app like Outlook, Google Calendar / Android, or Apple (iOS, iPhone, iPad or Mac).

If you used Hebcal to create your personal calendar after August 2020 and you subscribed using the recommended feed option, you can click on the hebcal.com URL at the bottom of a calendar event. That link will take you back to the Yahrzeit and Anniversary calendar where you can make edits to each person’s name or dates.

If you subscribed before August 2020, you will need to delete or unsubscribe the calendar containing your yahrzeit and anniversary reminders. Hebcal personal event calendars created before this date do not support editing event dates or names. Directions for how to delete/remove a subscribed calendar vary by calendar application.

You may have downloaded yahrzeit/anniversary events and merged them into your regular personal calendar (often called “Home” or “Calendar”). To remove those events, search for the event(s) in your regular calendar and remove/delete them one at a time. These events will always have one of the following titles: “Yahrzeit”, “Hebrew Birthday” or “Hebrew Anniversary”.

Once you have removed the yahrzeit/anniversary calendar events, return to Hebcal.com and re-enter in all of the event details, then download again.

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The holiday days seem to be going into the next day as if that next day is also holiday.

Saul 3 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago 1

The holiday days seem to be going into the next day as if that next day is also holiday.

This does not happen for candle lighting or havdalah.

1 Example ,The duration on outlook seems to be preset to 2 days. the event times goes from 10/9/2019 12:00am and ends 10/10/2109 12:00am . I would need to open the specific event "uncheck all day event" to correct this.

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Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago

Hi Saul, thanks for being a long time Hebcal user and reporting this bug many years ago. 

We were finally able to reproduce this error on Outlook 365 web. We made two changes to our iCalendar feeds to fix the problem for you:

1. Our .ics feeds so they include X-MICROSOFT-CDO-ALLDAYEVENT:TRUE which according to some Microsoft documentation might fix the problem.

2. Our VTIMEZONE implementation for Asia/Jerusalem (the timezone that is used throughout Israel) has been modified so it only uses a simpler, current Daylight Saving Time rules (which clocks are advanced by one hour, beginning on the Friday before the last Sunday of March, and ending on the last Sunday of October). This is perfectly accurate for any calendars 2013 and later (when the Israeli government standardized and simplified DST rules).

Shana Tova!