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Add the 18 minutes for shabat to really start

Michel Feinstein 3 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 10 months ago 5

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.

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

Fixed

Thanks for the feedback. We chose the 0-minute duration because that's consistent with how many other calendar apps work and we're trying to make Hebcal easy and simple to use. We regret that adding an option like this would make the Hebcal product more complex by creating extra choice overhead for most users. We're sincerely sorry that the current 0-minute event isn't your preferred design.

Answer

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.

Under review

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".