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Use the popular CalJ API to display the begin and end times of Shabbat as well as the name of the week’s Parasha on your blog,
with the help of a simple shortcode


How to use the shortcode

The caljshabbat shortcode accepts several directives, which you can arrange the way you want in your pages.

  • [caljshabbat val=""]

    Prints the name of the location for which you are showing the times. You may configure the city on the CalJ API configuration page.

  • [caljshabbat val="shabbat.parasha"]

    Prints the name of the current week’s Parasha.

  • [caljshabbat val="shabbat.begins"]

    Prints the candle-lighting time for the forthcoming Shabbat, in 24-hour format.

  • [caljshabbat val="shabbat.ends"]

    Prints the end of shabbat, in 24-hour format.

  • [caljshabbat val=""]

    Prints the day of month (secular) of Shabbat.

  • [caljshabbat val="shabbat.month"]

    Prints the month number (secular) of Shabbat.

  • [caljshabbat val="shabbat.year"]

    Prints the year (secular) of Shabbat.

  • [caljshabbat val="shabbat.jday"]

    Prints the day of month (Jewish) of Shabbat.

  • [caljshabbat val="shabbat.jmonthName"]

    Prints the name of the Jewish month of Shabbat.

  • [caljshabbat val="shabbat.jyear"]

    Prints the Jewish year of Shabbat.

  • [caljshabbat val="dafyomi.string"]

    Prints the Daf Yomi of the current day.

How are the times calculated

Check out for details.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/calj directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings-CalJ screen to configure the plugin
  4. Register for an API key on



Added Daf Yomi.


First release.