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Add the 18 minutes for shabat to really start

Michel Feinstein 1 year ago updated 1 year ago 4

I downloaded the calendar for Google Calendar and now I only have the starting times for Shabat, there used to be an 18 minute entry in my calendar, where I could see when shabbat really starts. Please put it back.

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Hi, thanks again for your feedback. After experimenting with an 18-minute event many years ago, and later a 1-minute event (2014), we changed the Candle lighting and Havdalah events to be 0-minute duration starting in September 2015 to be consistent with how other calendars represent an instant in time.

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Hi, thanks for using Hebcal.

If you download candle-lighting times to Google Calendar, the event titled "Candle lighting" will begin 18 minutes before sunset.

Yes, but right now there's just one time. Last time I downloaded the hebcal shabat would be an event with the start time and the 18 minutes limit later. 

For example, if shabat really started at 16:18, I would get an event like: 

16:00 -> 16:18


So this way I could know when I should be prepared to shabat and when should be limit. Right now I only get an event saying 16:00 and that's it. 


It makes easier than doing the math, specially when I am driving back home, trying to figure when does shabat starts if the event only says "17:13". 

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Hi, thanks again for your feedback. After experimenting with an 18-minute event many years ago, and later a 1-minute event (2014), we changed the Candle lighting and Havdalah events to be 0-minute duration starting in September 2015 to be consistent with how other calendars represent an instant in time.

Any chance to let this be optional? I really liked the old way.