Wednesday, November 26, 2008 A good start

I'm not sure that the new Conservative/Masorti Movement website is exactly the answer to my prayers (so to speak), but it's a darned good beginning. Finally, I don't have to go to the good old Orthodox Union website just to find out when to light Sabbath candles.

Maybe someone's listening, after all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

but half the links don't work! Who tested this?

Wed Nov 26, 10:00:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Sigh--here we go again. :( I certainly hope they get all the links working soon.

Wed Nov 26, 10:25:00 PM 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who needs the OU for candle lighting times? Just go to and generate a list for the foreseeable future. And those nice USCJ calendars have NYC candle lighting times, too!

Thu Nov 27, 01:05:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Steve, sorry for being unclear--what I really use the OU website for is not candle-lighting time, but, rather, the "z'manim," the official times by which the Sh'ma and Amidah should be recited. I don't believe I've ever seen z'manim on any calendar, and I don't see an option on for generating those times. Thus far, I'm found z'manim on (on the homepage--you can set the page for your location--and on the Holidays & Zmanim page, as well, for future days) and on (click on Calendar, then Halachic Times (Z'manim)).

Sun Nov 30, 08:44:00 AM 2008  
Blogger katrina said...

This is a great resource. Thanks for posting about this, Shira! (But I have to admit I'll be spot-checking their zmanim against the OU's for the first week, just in case).

Mon Dec 01, 06:52:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Thanks, Katrina. This new website is a start, but much more work needs to be done. Unfortunately, this website is largely just a portal to the websites of the various constituent organizations of the Conservative Movement organizations, some of which are in dire need of reorganization--for example, the USCJ website is still a mess. Let's hope they can get their acts together.

Wed Dec 03, 10:25:00 AM 2008  

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