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Confused about dates on calendar

lynns 1 week ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 6 days ago 1

I have downloaded my father's Yahrzeit dates on the Hebcal calendar for many years.. My father passed on  the 8th of kislev. in 1999.  In 2019 it listed the Yahrzeit date of Sat, November 13, 2021 as the correct date..  I just checked on a more recent Hebcal Jewish calendar and his Yahrzeit date is now listed as Friday, November 12, 2021.  Can you help explain this to me? I am very confused.

Thanks so much!

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Hi, thanks for using Hebcal, and we're sorry to hear about the confusion on yahrzeit dates.

Do you know if your father passed away before or after sunset?

If your father passed away on Wed, 17 November 1999 before sunset, then yes, the date of death is 8th of Kislev, 5760

    If your father passed away on Wed, 17 November 1999 after sunset, then the date of death is actually 9th of Kislev, 5760

    When using the Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar at https://www.hebcal.com/yahrzeit please be careful to select before sunset or after sunset.

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    Hi, thanks for using Hebcal, and we're sorry to hear about the confusion on yahrzeit dates.

    Do you know if your father passed away before or after sunset?

    If your father passed away on Wed, 17 November 1999 before sunset, then yes, the date of death is 8th of Kislev, 5760

      If your father passed away on Wed, 17 November 1999 after sunset, then the date of death is actually 9th of Kislev, 5760

      When using the Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar at https://www.hebcal.com/yahrzeit please be careful to select before sunset or after sunset.