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Forgot To Count The Omer Last Night? There’s Really No Excuse, You Have Apps For That…

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We are now in the process of doing a daily count of the Omer, (the 49 days between Pesach and Shavuot), as the Torah tells us “u’sefartem lachem” to actually count these days one by one, as we head on a journey from slavery and exile in Egypt to exodus and Divine revelation at Sinai.(…)

Sefiros Grow iPhone App Provides Daily Kabbalistic Insights

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by Rabbi Michael Green Throughout the world, young and old alike enjoy the festive bonfires of  Lag B’Omer and the delicious cheesecake of  Shavuot. That said, we need to perform the act of Sefiras HaOmer, counting the Omer (all the way from the holiday of Passover to Shavuot), to reach these dates. And yet, understanding the mechanics and(…)

Omer Counter App With A Kabbalistic Twist

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The 49 days between Passover and Shavuot are known as the Omer. The days of the Omer are traditionally counted. This app is a tool to help count the Omer by keeping track of the count. Instructions for counting the omer are at NeoHasid.org. This app is a collaborative work between David Cooper and Rabbi(…)

Ultimate Omer 2 – The Sefira App You Can Count On

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The Omer is counted from the second night of  Passover through the night before Shavuot. It is best to count the Omer at nightfall, immediately after the evening prayer. Ultimate Omer 2 is a Sefirat Ha’Omer app for iOS created by Moshe Berman (more his apps). It includes the texts of related blessings and prayers for counting the Omer,(…)

Shabbat Hagadol, The Great Shabbat. First Steps To Freedom [Parshat Acharei By Rabbi Zalman Lent]

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On this day, thirty-three hundred years ago, the Hebrew slaves made their first tentative move in the direction of mental and physical freedom from Egyptian oppression … they took into their homes the animals they were going to eat as a final meal before leaving Egypt for good. Each and every family made sure to(…)

Blumenkrantz Pesach Digest Goes Mobile

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Pesach Digest Application integrates the clarity of the Pesach Digest with the ease of modern technology. Now, the world renowned Pesach Digest can be at your fingertips, but after in-app purchase ($6.99), you get… zmanim for erev Pesach free. App has been developed by Moshe Berman. The Pesach Digest App is a searchable database of(…)

The STAR-K Comprehensive Passover Information & Product Guide For iPhone

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For many years, Rabbi Gershon Bess has prepared a Guide for Pesach Medications and Cosmetics. The information found in this guide is based upon Rabbi Gershon Bess’s extensive research, conducted over several decades, with pharmaceutical manufacturers. The Star-K Pesach Kitchen” and the “Star-K 2014 Pesach Product Directory” are also included in this guide, as well(…)

A Virtual Passover Pilgrimage To Jerusalem’s Old City

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Passover, one of Judaism’s three pilgrimage festivals, commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Throughout the holiday, and especially at the festive Seder dinner, Jews around the world relive the experiences of their ancestors, passing on their traditions to the next generation. For thousands of years, every Seder has ended with(…)

Hebrew/English iHagada, Made In Israel, Includes Funny Game For Whole Family

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iHagada by ZebraApps, Israeli developer, this year modified in order to make it work on iPhone5 and iOS7 smoothly, is available  in Hebrew and English*. The iHagada provide you with experience similar to book reading (special on iPad), moving through the pages in the Hagada will be accompanied with page flipping animation and flip page sound for realistic(…)

Free Passover Assistant For Mobile Devices

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Preparing for Passover is now a little easier with a new Passover Assistant, mobile app created by Chabad Apps team. Learn to chant the Four Questions with the interactive Ma Nishtana trainer.  Ma Nishtana trainer offers a karaoke-style tool for learning the four questions.  It makes learning the Ma Nishatana more fun and personal.  Look up holiday(…)

No Chametz – Free iPhone And Android App Helps Searching, Destroying And Selling Chametz

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It’s almost time to put your Chametz into the history. The night before Passover demands Chametz to be nowhere near you  (bedikat chametz this year Sunday evening of the 13 of April). The custom says to place ten pieces of bread all over the house and then find it. The bread should be packed in a(…)

“Passover – The Ten Plagues” Interactive Storybook for iOS and Android Devices

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You and your child can learn about Passover together with “Passover – The Ten Plagues”, new app developed by Corky Portwine, a Los Angeles-based mobile app developer and eBooks publisher for kids. “Passover – The Ten Plagues” is a fun and interactive storybook  tells of the plagues G-d sent to punish Egyptians and how Jews were freed(…)

Passover Haggadah And Seder Planner App For iOS

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Passover Haggadah and Seder Planner app has been designed as a rich and invaluable companion to the Haggadah, catering to adults and children from any kind of Jewish background. Featuring music, video, stories, illustrations and clear instructions, Passover Haggadah brings the 3000 year old story of the Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt to life(…)

Interactive Haggadah for iPad

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Passover is one of the greatest Jewish holidays. It teaches the values of  freedom and concern for the disadvantaged.  It brings together family and friends. It insists on the sharing of good food and good stories. As the world has evolved, so has the Passover Haggadah. The Haggadah app by Melcher Media  is  full of songs,(…)

The Passover Version Of The ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack By Jewish Acapella Group Six13

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Jewish acapella group Six13 is celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” with a Passover-themed cover of “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Anchored by a strong Jewish identity and driven by a mission to connect Jews around the globe with their heritage(…)