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Ashkenazi Jews Start To Warming Up To Rosh Hashana With Their Selichot [iOS App]

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In the Sephardic tradition, Selichot on the second day of the month of Elul and recite  Selichot  throughout  the  entire Elul (Selichot for iPhone according to the nusach Sephardi). In the  Ashkenazic tradition, it begins on the Saturday  night  before Rosh  Hashanah –  this year  Selichot  (according  to Ashkenazi  custom) begin after midnight of Sunday(…)

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Issue Of The “Just Jew It” Ready For Download For iOS And Android Devices

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Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur issue of the “Just Jew It”, interactive Jewish digital magazine, already on the iTunes Newsstand. Just Jew It Mobile Magazine gives people access to insights and wisdom about the richness and depth of Jewish life on their mobile devices. Unlike some app magazines that are print replicas “stuffed” into an app,(…)

Learn The Meaning Of Rosh Hashana With Animated Rabbi Shalom [iOS App]

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Animated Rabbi Shalom will teach you the Seder of Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year).  Tap the Rabbi Shalom icon and start the Rosh Hashana lessons. Tap on each of the food icons, and discover paintings created by Sandrine Kespi, Israeli artist. Learning specialist, Sandrine Kespi taught Hebrew reading in Paris for 30 years. Today, she(…)

Rosh Hashanah App For Kids By Corky Portwine

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“Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year” is an educational app for kids. It’s an educational book app to teach children about the holiday. The app teaches about Rosh Hashanah customs, lets kids hear the shofar. “Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year” app also includes a dozen greeting cards that can be emailed to family and(…)

Wake Up World: An Interactive Rosh Hashanah Story For The Jewish New Year [iOS And Android]

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Celebrate Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, by blowing the shofar to wake up toys, animals and parents in this interactive story full of surprises. Children and parents will delight in actually blowing into their devices to sound the shofar and bring the story to life  in  colorful  animations  created  by  G-dcast. “Wake Up World”(…)

Prayers of Repentance – Selichot For iPhone According To The Nusach Sephardi [Update]

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In the Sephardic tradition, Selichot are said beginning with the month of  Elul (1st day of Rosh Chodesh Elul this year August 27) , through Yom Kippur to help worshippers direct their hearts and minds to the process of teshuvah, repentance.   At  the  Selichot service, worshippers begin to examine  their  deeds of the past year,  seeking forgiveness from G-d, and promising(…)

The Heavy Sound Of Silence [Parshat Va'etchanan By Rabbi Zalman Lent]

The Talmud in Tractate Pesachim (50a) tells the story of Yosef, the son of Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi, who had a near-death experience, but miraculously survived. When he came to, his father asked him what he had seen in Heaven. His son replied, “I saw an upside-down world. Those people we regard as important down(…)

Jewish Funeral Customs: Saying Goodbye To A Loved One [iOS App]

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There is a way to live as a Jew,  there is also a way to die and be buried as a Jew. With a help of a new simple app “JewBurial” you will learn what, where and when has to be done when someone dies, along with the appropriate prayers to be said for the deceased.(…)

Missile Alert System – A New iPhone Apps – Unfortunately Still Needed

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Israeli developers have created already few apps to track rockets and help Israelis quickly find the nearest bomb shelters. The first one of this type (also Android version) was app called Color Red in Hebrew צבע אדום -  you can download and read more about it here. RED, a new app, provides a secondary alert(…)

Israeli Businesses Are Under Fire, Buy Products And Services From Businesses In The South Of Israel [Facebook Page And Android App]

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Following three weeks of intense rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, a group of dedicated Israeli citizens has banded together to form Israeli Businesses Under Fire, an initiative aimed at preventing the recent escalation with Hamas from destroying the economy of southern Israel. Israeli Businesses Under Fire allows people from across the world the opportunity(…)

Beit HaMikdash Jigsaw Puzzle Game For iPhone And iPad

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Simple, universal game good for iPad and iPhone based on the picture of Beit Hamikdash. Build with your kid this jigsaw puzzle of the Jewish Holy Temple. Those who solve the puzzle are rewarded — the screen flashes: “You built a Beis Hamikdash!” Not sophisticated game, but good as an introduction to stories about Tisha(…)

Why We Mourn? Suffering Associated With Absence Of The Holy Temple [Just Jew It]

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The fast of Tisha b’Av, the saddest date on the Jewish calendar, is the day which saw the destruction of both Holy Temples, as well as many other tragic events throughout our nation’s tear-soaked galut (exile). A mournful mood is carefully created. We read Jeremiah’s Book of Lamentations and a lengthy collection of elegies which(…)

Digital Eicha – Listen to Entire Book of Lamentations In Mp3 Format

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This week we will fast on Tisha Be’Av, the Fast of the 9th of Av, a day which encompasses the suffering of all those years of  Jewish history; the expulsions, pogroms, the Shoah and of course the destruction of our Beit Hamikdash (Holy Temple) twice, our spiritual focal point on this world. On this day (Monday night this year), we(…)

Temple Timeline – The Story Of The Beit HaMikdash [Android Game]

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Are you happy with your kid shooting birds for hours on your smartphone?  Have you ever tried to find a Hanukkah present for your kids that they would enjoy, yet it would also enrich and teach them something Jewish? Perhaps a mobile game, that is also educational? Agadeta Games released Temple Timeline,  a first Jewish mobile(…)

Third Temple App Lets You Learn The Basic Structure Of The Third Beit HaMikdash

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According to Jewish tradition, the Mashiach is born on Tisha B’Av.  According to the Rambam, it is the Mashiach who will lead the Jewish People in the building of the Third Beit HaMikdash, that is never to be destroyed. Positive Mitzvah 20: Build a Mikdash for G-d Shemot 25:8: “They shall make a Temple (Mikdash) for Me, and I(…)