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rakhel



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PostSubject: Hebrew Calendar   Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:28 pm

This site allows you to customize your Jewish calendar and set it for either Sephardi or Ashkenazi transliteration or just plain Hebrew. You can have it set to tell you when the holidays are, when the Shabbat candles should be lit and even have to count the Omer. You can even set it for Gregorian or Hebrew dating.

http://www.hebcal.com/


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PostSubject: Re: Hebrew Calendar   Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:58 pm

I use Hebcal all the time for its listings of Torah readings since I belong to two lay-led minyanim and so when I coordinate Torah readings, it is helpful that the site shows listings of the verses for each parashah for both full kriyah and triennial cycle readings as well as the Haftarah readings:
http://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/

My "primary" minyan does full kriyah, whereas my "tiny" (and dying Crying or Very sad ) minyan reluctantly switched to triennial cycle several years ago when it got too small to keep up the full readings (and now it seems that it has become too small for that too...) The Hebcall site also allows you to download the readings into several different spread sheet formats. I find the spread sheet format very helpful for my tiny minyan in which Torah readings are coordinated a book at a time, so the coordinator needs to keep track of which readers volunteer to read which readings for several weeks. For my primary minyan, the service coordinator arranges for all volunteers from prayer leaders to Torah/haftarah readers.

If on the above "sedrot" webpage you click on a particular parashah and then click on an individual aliyah, it takes you to the ORT online Tikkun. Those www.bible.ort.org webpages show: Hebrew with trope on top, Hebrew text without vowels and trope like in the Torah below that, and both transliteration and translation into English on the right. The Hebrew with and without trope lines up the same so it is easy to go back and forth (unlike the tikkun that my husband uses). I used to use this online tikkun all the time when I first started to leyn (chant Torah) before I bought a tikkun I like better for learning from (Asimonim). The only thing that is annoying about the ORT webpage is that the Hebrew texts overlap from page to page, so you kind of need to mark where the next page continues the passage. If you want to print out multiple verses, you can use the "scroll scraper" web app which just prints out the requested verses of the Hebrew part of the ORT without duplicated lines:
http://scrollscraper.adatshalom.net/

The ORT pages also have sound files, but they don't work on my computer (a Mac). My husband once got them to work on his laptop (a PC) because I quite wasn't sure about how the trope worked with a particular word. I prefer to learn a Torah portion from the written trope rather than a recording because I am a very visual person, I don't have a great auditory memory, and the trope style I learned is a little different from the ORT recording, but the sound files might be helpful to other people.

On Hebcal, the dates of the holidays (for the next few years) are here:
http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/
And if you click on the holiday, it brings up a page showing the associated Torah readings.

This reminds me that I really ought to make a donation to the Hebcal website because the site is privately supported and I do use it all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Hebrew Calendar   Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:52 am

I made it a sticky.
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PostSubject: Re: Hebrew Calendar   Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:16 am

This is so cool!!! I have never made a post that became a sticky!! whoohoo

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PostSubject: Re: Hebrew Calendar   Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:16 am

I've never had the opportunity to make stickies. So we're both in new territory here. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hebrew Calendar   Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:14 am

Oh, if you use Linux, like we do, KDE's calendar facility allows to display all this, in all these formats, on your desktop. We use Slackware, that has KDE as the default desktop environment. Others may have Gnome or XFCE as your default. This is easily changed in your OS. For help with this, let me know.
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