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luach — typeset a Hebrew calendar.

Synopsis

luach [-ehnidgj] [-.request] year ...

Description

luach typesets the Hebrew/Gregorian calendars for a list of Hebrew years. To generate a printout, its output should be piped through troff. Each Hebrew month is printed in two lines, with the latter describing the corresponding partial Gregorian months. Days in the week are properly aligned. Jewish holidays are highlighted.

Optionally, the two-line printout of each month may be followed by a third line, describing the Pentateuch reading sequence (see appendix).  Saturdays are marked by the sequence number of the portion being read in that week.  Saturdays in which two consecutive portions are read, are marked by the appending a plus sign to the first sequence number. Holiday Saturdays, in which the reading is out of the sequence, are marked by asterisks.

Options

The options, which may be given in any order, and, unless reset, apply to all the following year arguments, are:

-e

Typeset the calendar in English (the default).

-h

Typeset the calendar in Hebrew.

-n

Do not generate a reading sequence (the default).

-i

Generate a reading sequence used in Israel.

-d

Generate a reading sequence used in the Diaspora, and highlight the additional festival days.

-g

Generate Gregorian dates for Hebrew dates starting at 19 Tishri 5343 (the default). Note that the Gregorian calendar became official in Great Britain  and its colonies (including North America) in 6 Tishri 5513, and in Russia in 1 Adar 5678.

-j

Generate Julian dates.

-.request

Issue a troff request before processing the next year. As an example,  the setting -.fam\ H (when used in conjunction  with GNU's troff) typesets the calendar in Helvetica.

See Also

taarich(1)

Har'El, Z., Gauss Formula for the Julian Date of Passover.

Har'El, Z., The Torah Reading Sequence.

Bugs

There is no way to highlight the additional festival days observed in the Diaspora without printing the reading sequence.

Availability

luach and the Hebrew groff fonts are available by anonymous ftp from ftp.math.technion.ac.il (132.68.115.2).

Author

Dr. Zvi Har'El,
Department of Mathematics,
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology,
Haifa 32000, Israel.
E-mail: rl@math.technion.ac.il

Appendix

Pentateuch Reading Sequence
Portion Verses Portion Verses
1 Bereshit Genesis 1:1-6:8 28 Metzora 14:1-15:33
2 Noah 6:9-11:32 29 Acharei-Mot 16:1-18:30
3 Lech-Lecha 12:1-17:27 30 Kedoshim 19:1-20:27
4 Vayera 18:1-22:24 31 Emor 21:1-24:23
5 Chayei-Sarah 23:1-25:18 32 Behar 25:1-26:2
6 Toldot 25:19-28:9 33 Bechukotai 26:3-27:34
7 Vayetze 28:10-32:2 34 Bamidbar Numbers 1:1-4:20
8 Vayishlach 32:3-36:43 35 Naso 4:21-7:89
9 Vayeshev 37:1-40:23 36 Beha'alotcha 8:1-12:15
10 Miketz 41:1-44:17 37 Shelach 13:1-15:15
11 Vayigash 44:18-47:27 38 Korach 16:1-18:32
12 Vayechi 47:28-50:26 39 Chukat 19:1-22:1
13 Shemot Exodus 1:1-6:1 40 Balak 22:2-25:9
14 Vaera 6:2-9:35 41 Pinchas 25:10-30:1
15 Bo 10:1-13:16 42 Matot 30:2-32:42
16 Beshalach 13:17-17:16 43 Mase'ei 33:1-36:13
17 Yitro 18:1-20:23 44 Devarim Deutronomy 1:1-3:22
18 Mishpatim 21:1-24:18 45 Vaetchanan 3:23-7:11
19 Teruma 25:1-27:19 46 Ekev 7:12-11:25
20 Tetzave 27:20-30:10 47 Re'e 11:26-16:17
21 Ki-Tisa 30:11-34:35 48 Shoftim 16:18-21:9
22 Vayakhel 35:1-38:20 49 Ki-Tetze 21:10-25:19
23 Pekudei 38:21-40:38 50 Ki-Tavo 26:1-29:8
24 Vayikra Leviticus 1:1-5:26 51 Nitzavim 29:9-30:20
25 Tzav 6:1-8:36 52 Vayelech 31:1-31:30
26 Shemini 9:1-11:47 53 Ha'azinu 32:1-32:52
27 Tazri'a 12:1-13:59 54 Vezot-Habracha 33:1-34:12

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$Date: 2003-07-21 16:05:41+03 $ $Revision: 1.11 $