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Yom HaAliyah, Israel's newest holiday. The 10th of Nisan

Alana Rubin 6 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 9 months ago 1

Shalom Michael,

I would like to call your attention to a missing Israeli national holiday in your Hebcal holiday list. Specifically I am referring to Yom HaAliyah. It is Israel's newest national holiday.


Yom HaAliyah should be listed in HebCal on the10th of the Hebrew month of Nisan. The 10th of Nisan is when the Torah says Joshua crossed the Jordan with all of Am Yisrael at Gilgal, and that is the official date of the new Israeli national holiday according to the bill passed by the Knesset on June 21st, 2016.


I don't know if you want to add it also, but the Yom HaAliyah bill mandates that schools in Israel also teach about Aliyah on the 7th of Cheshvan near Lech Lecha because on the official Yom HaAliyah date of the 10th of Nisan, the schools are not in session.


I included "proof" references for you below. Some examples from major news sources on Yom HaAliyah as 10th of Nisan a few days before Pesach here:

MK Micki Zohar in Knesset on the passing of Yom HaAliyah into law:
https://youtu.be/xpgUPk2DnkI


To copy/paste the Yom HaAliyah bill's first clause "of course its in Hebrew:

מטרתו של חוק זה לקבוע יום ציון שנתי להכרה בחשיבותה של העלייה לארץ ישראל כבסיס לקיומה של מדינת ישראל, להתפתחותה ולעיצובה כחברה רב תרבותית, ולציון מועד הכניסה לארץ ישראל שאירע ביום י' בניסן

Thank you for adding this. It is crucial as many public calendars use and trust your website when setting their dates.

-Alana

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Hi Alana, thanks for posting this comment many years ago.

We've changed Hebcal to match how Google's Holidays in Israel calendar displays the holiday.

https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/yom-haaliyah-school-observance-2021

Yom HaAliyah School Observance (Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools) for Hebrew Year 5782 occurs at dawn on Wednesday, 13 October 2021.

https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/yom-haaliyah-2022

Yom HaAliyah (Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel) for Hebrew Year 5782 begins at sundown on Sunday, 10 April 2022 and ends at nightfall on Monday, 11 April 2022.

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Hi Alana, thanks for posting this comment many years ago.

We've changed Hebcal to match how Google's Holidays in Israel calendar displays the holiday.

https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/yom-haaliyah-school-observance-2021

Yom HaAliyah School Observance (Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools) for Hebrew Year 5782 occurs at dawn on Wednesday, 13 October 2021.

https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/yom-haaliyah-2022

Yom HaAliyah (Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel) for Hebrew Year 5782 begins at sundown on Sunday, 10 April 2022 and ends at nightfall on Monday, 11 April 2022.