The Big Felafel

When is – free online tool to find out the date of the next holiday


Right before each Jewish holiday, I go to good ol’ Google and search for the dates and candle lighting times. This works ok, but I just found something way,way better. lets you easily look up the dates of Jewish holidays, civil holidays, and other religions’ holidays – in case you were wondering what kind of day Kwanzaa comes out on this year.

Here’s one that I was curious about – when is Tisha B’av this year? Here’s a screenshot from


Unfortunately, When-is doesn’t give you candlelighting times, but it does help you fill in those lesser-known Jewish holidays to calendars that you (gasp) write in by hand. I still can’t give up the Staples monthly calendar. Even if I hardly use it, I feel like my life will fall apart the one year I decide not to get it. I have yet to find one monthly-layout calendar in Israel, so if you know where to get one, please let me know.


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  1. * chaya says:

    For calendar by month with candle-lighting times, try
    I read a while back about a woman in Israel who lives on a moshav who collects other people’s stuff (furniture, household goods, etc.) for recycling. Any idea of a name or address?


    | Reply Posted 14 years, 11 months ago
  2. * Rebecca says:

    chaya – Thanks for commenting, I’ll add some more calendars to this post including hebcal, I had forgotten about it. I’m not sure about the woman recycling furniture, but if I hear anything, I’ll let you know.

    | Reply Posted 14 years, 11 months ago

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