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Hanukkah candle lighting dates are different when using converter

Silv 1 year ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 10 months ago 1

Hi, I tried to convert the first day of candle lighting on Hebcal converter. When entering 10 December 2020 ( After Sunset), it says Chanukah: 2 candles. The Hebcal calendar says Chanukah starts 10 December 2020 at sundown which means we light 1 Candle with shamash? It would be very helpful if someone can confirm this. Thank you.

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Thanks for the feedback. We agree that the date converter gives confusing results. We have changed it for past and future years to be more clear:

https://www.hebcal.com/converter?gd=10&gm=12&gy=2020&gs=on&g2h=1

When you look at the month view on the calendar results page or via one of our downloads, we still display the number of candles

https://www.hebcal.com/hebcal?v=1&maj=on&min=on&i=off&year=2020&yt=G&month=12&lg=s&c=off&geo=none&nx=off&mod=off&mf=off&ss=off&set=off

December 2020 

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Chanukah: 1 Candle

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Chanukah: 2 Candles

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Chanukah: 3 Candles

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Chanukah: 4 Candles

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Chanukah: 5 Candles

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Chanukah: 6 Candles

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Chanukah: 7 Candles

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Chanukah: 8 Candles

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Chanukah: 8th Day

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Answer
Answered

Thanks for the feedback. We agree that the date converter gives confusing results. We have changed it for past and future years to be more clear:

https://www.hebcal.com/converter?gd=10&gm=12&gy=2020&gs=on&g2h=1

When you look at the month view on the calendar results page or via one of our downloads, we still display the number of candles

https://www.hebcal.com/hebcal?v=1&maj=on&min=on&i=off&year=2020&yt=G&month=12&lg=s&c=off&geo=none&nx=off&mod=off&mf=off&ss=off&set=off

December 2020 

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Chanukah: 1 Candle

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Chanukah: 2 Candles

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Chanukah: 3 Candles

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Chanukah: 4 Candles

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Chanukah: 5 Candles

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Chanukah: 6 Candles

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Chanukah: 7 Candles

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Chanukah: 8 Candles

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Chanukah: 8th Day

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