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a question about candle lighting times

ams 6 years ago updated 6 years ago 3
Hey there,

Is there a way of downloading a calendar without the candle lighting times?

Earliest candle lighting time in summer?

Cathy Young Gramze 6 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago 2
Is it possible to add the earliest Halachic candle lighting time to the iCal calendar? These 16 hour summer days with a 9PM sunset are far too late for candle lighting and then supper. and I hate having to look up the sunrise time and doing the math to calculate that time myself.

Rosh Hashana/Yom Kippur

PrewrathDad 6 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago 2
How often does Rosh Hashana of a current year fall on the same date as Yom Kippur of the following year? This happens in 2022 and 2023, so I was curious as to how often this occurs.

Hebrew Date JS not working?

Susan B. 6 years ago updated 6 years ago 5
I put the JS for both Hebrew and Transliterated Hebrew date on this page but it does not show up. In the next topic on the page, the JS for Shabbat times works great. The dates did work in the past. This is a Drupal site and I'm not a tech expert, so hoping someone can tell me where I went wrong. Thanks in advance.
Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago
Looks like a mismatch between http and https. Your synagogue website is https, but you were trying to load from hebcal over http. The security-level mismatch prevents the browser from fetching content from

If your website uses https, you'll need to reference hebcal URLs using the same protocol.

We've updated our script tags to use // instead of http://. See the updated HTML you should use at this page:


Getting just the parshat hashavua from a Hebrew or gregorian date using REST API

Seraphya Berrin 5 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 5 years ago 5

I was wondering if there is a way to get just the Parshat Hashavua for a given hebrew or gregorian date, the way it tells you that info when you go to the date converter

I ask because I made a google doc that if you input an Gregorian date it will tell you when the earliest Gregorian date is for a bar or bat mitzvah:

and I was wondering if I can also easily get another column to be the parsha for that date

Michael J. Radwin 5 years ago

The XML version now includes the parashat haShavua.

 <gregorian year="2015" month="12" day="28"/>
 <hebrew year="5776" month="Tevet" day="16" str="ט״ז בְּטֵבֵת תשע״ו"/>
  <event name="Parashat Shemot" href=""/>

year in default

marc Slutsky 5 years ago 0

my calender automatically defaults to 2014, even when I put the current ( in this case 2016) in the settings box how can the default of 2014 be elimanited

Under review

Yahrzeit Candle app not posting to facebook, setting changes not saved

David Golden 6 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago 1
I have been using this app for quite a few years now on Facebook, I get the email reminder but earlier this ear I noticed the reminders were not getting posted to Facebook. I went to the app and checked my setting and saw the post to Facebook was unchecked, I checked it and thought I fixed the problem.

I didn't check my email this past weekend and I don't see the items posted to my timeline and I missed the Yahrzeit lighting for my mother. I went back to the app to recheck the settings and the Facebook was unchecked AGAIN. I placed a check in it and went back to Facebook and then went back to the app and the check was once again removed.

There is no save setting button so how do I get the app to save the setting changes I make?

Please add Kfar Hananya, Israel to your Shabbat times list.Thank you -rafi schutzer

JoeBillScott™ 6 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago 2
Please add Kfar Hananya, Israel to your Shabbat times list.
Thank you -rafi schutzer
Under review

json for multiple traditions

Avi Eisen 6 years ago updated 6 years ago 3


I am moving. How to change on Google Calendar

Henry London 6 years ago updated 6 years ago 3
I am moving. I have Hebcal set up for my Google Calendar for 2015-2019. I want to know how to remove all the Hebcal times from the date of the move forward, and then to get the times for the new location from the date of the move.
I am trying not to lose past events.