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Smartphone Can Help You Learn How, When and Why To Say Kaddish [iOS And Android Devices]

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Reciting Kaddish is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your departed loved one. You may discover it also to be integral to your mourning and healing process. However, saying Kaddish can be daunting, for those experiencing a loss for the first time and have not had to say Kaddish before. Kaddish Assistant,(…)

iKaddish By Davka For Apple Devices Teaches The Recitation Of The Mourner’s Kaddish

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Kaddish is a traditional Jewish prayer that is said daily with a quorum of at least ten Jewish males who are over the age of thirteen.  The word Kaddish means sanctification, and the prayer is a sanctification of G-d’s name. The mourner stands and says the Kaddish while the quorum responds in unison with the appropriate phrase .(…)

I Was A Child of Holocaust Survivors – Animated Adaptation Of Bernice Eisenstein’s Illustrated Memoir [Video]

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I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors is director Ann Marie Fleming’s animated adaptation of  Bernice Eisenstein’s acclaimed illustrated memoir. Using the healing power of humour, the film probes the taboos around a very particular second-hand trauma,  leading us to a more universal understanding of human experience. (via National Film Board of  Canada’s online Screening(…)

Judaism In Nazi Concentration Camps – “The Holocaust and Halakhah” by Rabbi Irving Rosenbaum

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“The Holocaust and Halakhah” by Rabbi Irving Rosenbaum is a study of the determined efforts of the Jews of Europe to conform to the patterns and norms of Halakhic Judaism during the Holocaust period. It is based in large part on rabbinic responsa written in Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Lithuania from the beginning of the(…)

University’s Shoah Foundation Projects Holocaust Survivors As Holograms

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A collaboration project between ICT Graphics Lab and SHOAH in making a better way to save the memories and story of the Holocaust survivors.  Schoolchildren and students of the Holocaust will soon be able to access the testimony of survivors, even after they have passed on, in the form of interactive, three-dimensional holograms courtesy of(…)

Inspiring Stories Of Holocaust Survivors As An iOS App [Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne]

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Storypods  feature the inspiring stories of  Holocaust survivors who volunteer as museum guides at the Jewish Holocaust Centre  (JHC)  in Melbourne, Australia. The Jewish Holocaust Centre was the fulfilment of a vision by Melbourne Holocaust survivors to create a memorial to the millions of Jews who were murdered between 1933 and 1945. The Centre was(…)

Jewish Story Of Oświęcim, The Town Where Auschwitz Was Built (iOS and Android App Called Oshpitzin – The Yiddish Name Of The Town)

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See the vanished Jewish world of synagogues, schools, stores, and places of daily life that existed before the Holocaust, in the Augmented Reality.  A new iPhone/iPad app uses advanced technology to tell the Jewish story of  Oświęcim, the town in southern Poland where Auschwitz, the former Nazi concentration camp, was built. Oświęcim had a majority Jewish population before(…)

Man’s Search for Meaning: One Of The Most Influential Books In America [Kindle Edition]

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“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s  memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of  life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Frankl was born in Vienna into a Jewish family of civil servants (Beamtenfamilie). His interest in psychology surfaced early. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl(…)

CFCA iPhone And Android App Monitors Antisemitic Activities Throughout The World

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The Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism (CFCA) is an Israeli forum that monitors antisemitic activities throughout the world. It coordinates the struggle against this phenomenon with various government bodies and Jewish organizations around the world. Members of the forum Education and Foreign Ministries Prime Minister’s Office/Information Centre and Government Secretariat Jewish Agency ADL World Jewish(…)

…Every Day We Increase The Light, Never Content With What We Achieved The Night Before [Hanukkah By Rabbi Zalman Lent]

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There are two schools of thought in Jewish tradition as to how the Chanukah menorah is to be lit. The Talmud tells us: Beit Shammai rules – On the first day of Chanukah, we light eight candles; each day thereafter, we decrease the lights by one. Beit Hillel rules – On the first day of(…)

Chanukah Guide App With Insights Into The “Inner Dimension” Of Chanukah Observance

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Chanukah, the Festival of  Light, is among the most widely celebrated of  Jewish holidays. It is a time for happy family gatherings around the menorah, for children’s songs and sizzling potato latkes and games of  “dreidel.” For many of us, it brings back fond memories of childhood, or serves to renew our sense of Jewish(…)

My Menorah 4 Hanukkah – The Latest Creation From Jewish Interactive [App for iOS, Android, Mac And PC]

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Jewish Interactive has extended the definition of non-profit to include twenty-first century Jewish education. The South African organization is dedicated to creating apps that teach elementary school children about Judaism, training educators in twenty-first century technology and training students to use tech for Jewish learning. Some of the organization’s apps are geared toward older children,(…)

Win Chocolate Gelt In A Virtual, Interactive Dreidel Game

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Captain Moustache, the Michigan-based web applications company which has launched several unique applications for Apple users has developed an interactive dreidel game for iOS devices. The dreidel app allows users to spin a virtual dreidel, earn Hanukkah shekels (Israeli coins), and beat opponents competing for the biggest pot of chocolate coins. The Captain’s virtual dreidel(…)

History Of Hanukkah In An iOS And Android App

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Simple app “History of Hanukkah” by Scott Hotaling contains the history, images and stories about the Hanukkah. App:  History of Hanukkah by Scott Hotaling   Compatible:  iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Category:   Reference Released:  January 12, 2010 Publisher:   Scott W. Hotaling Price:  $0.99 (buy app) Android version – download here LEAVE A NOTE Related Posts: Hanukkah Box(…)

“Toy Train Hanukkah Story” Is A Poem Base On The Story Of The Hanukkah Miracle [iOS App]

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“Toy Train Hanukkah Story”  is a whimsical poem base on the story of the Hanukkah miracle. The two toy trains have an eight day journey to get home for Hanukkah but only enough coal for one day.  As in the Hanukkah story a miracle happens and the coal lasts long enough for them to complete(…)