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Set iPhone notification time

Erez Reuven 6 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago 1

Hi, Love your site. There is any way to set the notification time before downloading the calendar to my iPhone? The reason I'm asking is because when I select the "Show Hebrew date for dates with some event", i'm getting the notification for the Hebrew date 2 days before. (For example, for each candle lighting in Friday, I'm getting date notification on Wednesday) Thanks, Erez.

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Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago

Hi, sorry to hear that you're having trouble with default notifications on the iPhone calendar. Our calendar feeds do not specify any alarms.


We'd recommend going to Settings, then Mail, Contacts, Calendars, then scroll down to the Calendars section and choose Default Alert Times:




Then be sure to check None for All-Day Events




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Is the Shabbat times REST API return rsults about holiday too?

Yosi Havia 6 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago 1

Hi,

Is the Shabbat times REST API return rsults about holiday too?
or just about shabbat?

Thanks,
Yosi

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Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago

Yes, our Shabbat API returns some limited information about holidays. If you look at the documentation, you'll see an example where one of the items has a category of holiday.

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Is it possible to calculate havdalah times based on 8.5 degrees rather than minutes?

Jew Zealander 7 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 1 year ago 2
Our community (Wellington, New Zealand) uses the 8.5 degrees method for havdalah time which varies noticeably from any fixed minutes after sunset at times of the year. Is it be possible to specify this method as an alternative to minutes after sunset?
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Michael J. Radwin 1 year ago

In August 2020 we updated our solar calculation engine, which enabled this feature.

Havdalah can now be calculated according to tzeit hakochavim, the point when 3 small stars are observable in the night time sky with the naked eye. The new default Havdalah option is calculated when the sun is 8.5° below the horizon. This option is an excellent default for most places on the planet. We still offer the option to use a fixed number of minutes past sundown (e.g. 42 min for three medium-sized stars, 50 min for three small stars, 72 min for Rabbeinu Tam) which works well for Israel, most of the USA and Europe.

https://www.hebcal.com/home/1548/hebcal-2020-year-end-updates

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Feed to Wordpress inverted

Nelly Guarani-Kaiowá Altenburg 6 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago 1

When we added the Hebcal feed to our wordpress BETA site the feed presents Havdalah first, then Parashat hashavuah and then candle lighting time, in reverse order. How can we make the correct order? Thanks.

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Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago

Thanks for your message. Sorry for the inconvenience!


To fix the problem, please edit the Hebcal candle-lighting times RSS feed to add the text &pubDate=0 to the end of the URL. For example, if the URL you were using looks like this:


http://www.hebcal.com/shabbat/?cfg=r&geonameid=281184&i=on&m=50


Change it to this:


http://www.hebcal.com/shabbat/?cfg=r&geonameid=281184&i=on&m=50&pubDate=0

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Shabbat times REST API response missing a header

Roi Dayan 7 years ago updated by israel wissotzky 6 months ago 6
The json api response is missing a header in the response to allow access by origin.

example request showing the problem:

XMLHttpRequest cannot load http://www.hebcal.com/shabbat?cfg=json&geo=pos&latitude=31&longitude=35&m=50&tzid=Asia%2FJerusalem. No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource. Origin 'http://127.0.0.1:8000' is therefore not allowed access.

the jewish calendar api is ok.

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Michael J. Radwin 6 months ago

Hi, thanks for using Hebcal.


As of August 2020, the trailing slash after "converter" or after "shabbat" is now optional.

All of the following will work correctly with the CORS header without triggering a 301 redirect

https://www.hebcal.com/shabbat?cfg=json

https://www.hebcal.com/shabbat/?cfg=json

https://www.hebcal.com/converter?cfg=json

https://www.hebcal.com/converter/?cfg=json


http://www.hebcal.com/shabbat?cfg=json

http://www.hebcal.com/shabbat/?cfg=json

http://www.hebcal.com/converter?cfg=json

http://www.hebcal.com/converter/?cfg=json

The Hebcal website generally requires https for most pages but still allows http for any URL with cfg=json.

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Triennial Torah reading cycle

Adam Levy 7 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago 7
Is there a way I can get the triennial torah reading cycle from the API?
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Michael J. Radwin 7 years ago
Yes. It's live now.

Shabbat Shalom!
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Could you post a luah for the holidays?

Benson Margulies 7 years ago 0
The shabbat data is great, if only the holidays were also in there!
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iPhone Lost Hebcal

Howard Bleich 6 years ago 0

On 2 Dec 2015, at about 8 PM EST, all Hebcal displays in my iPhone 5S iOS 9.1 disappeared. Whether I select or deselect the Hebcal Calendars makes no difference. All other calendars on my iPhone work normally -- their entries merge into the master display when the calendars are selected.

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We need to study our biblical etymology.

Bradley Hauf 6 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 6 years ago 1

I refute the usage of the word fun. The word is a trasngression. It is the sin of tricks lies and deceits. Fun means stupid. its usage is to denote jesters and joking and kidding which are strictly forbidden by scriptures. We have to repent of our sins of fun. Fun does not mean true joyousness. I forsake fun. I seek Joy. Hope. Shemcka is the Hebrew word for? The word pride also means vanity/avarice. This is forbidden in holy scriptures is it not? If we knew anything about the holy bible we would know that vices are forsaken. Virtues of Chastity (Ahavah) are against all worries. Bless The One True Messiah. Against our stupid false usage of etymology. We really have not studied our language have we? Those that speak Hebrew and those that speak english? Question is "If in Hebrew the word means rah and an english trasnlation states the same, I would suggest we forsake the sin. For if avarice is of the way of death then we are to forsake avarice. Even other translations of the word are not to be used. Why seek fun? Its mindless self indulgence. What are people really seeking after when they seek fun? They do not know because they have not studied their etymology. They have not studied definitions nor others. I still forsake usuary and wonder a decent alternative to the word use. Yahweh seeks intelligence and HE likes intelligent questions with wisdom knowledge and an understanding of fulfillment of His Will. If they are seeking after fun they are seeking after lies tricks and deceits. These ruachs are to be prayed against. Only Ahavah Ruachs of Tav are to be accepted.