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Shabbos later this year prior to the first day of Chanukah

risa mandell 9 months ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 5 days ago 2

thanks for Hebcal.  Shabbos this past Friday, December 20 began in Philadelphia, PA USA at 4:19; that’s two minutes later than the previous Shabbos.  Usually, Shabbos doesn’t start to get later until the following one or two Sabbaths following Chanukah.  What’s going on? 

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We've made some changes to our candle-lighting engine to improve accuracy. This page summarizes the changes and explains why you might see changes of 1-2 minutes.

https://www.hebcal.com/home/94/how-accurate-are-candle-lighting-times

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