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

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AUDIO   Soon 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 (Saturday night, July 25th(…)

The Entebbe Raid: Now in Animation [Video]

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VIDEO   On the eve of the 39th anniversary of the historic Operation Thunderbolt, the rescue of Jewish and Israeli citizens kidnapped by terrorists and held captive at Entebbe Airport in 1976, commandos involved in the daring raid provided commentary for an animated video detailing this heroic story for students around the world. The video(…)

The Jewish Emergency Network Emergency Response iPhone App

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APP  The Jewish Emergency Network (JEN) Emergency Response mobile app is an enhanced and dedicated Mobile Panic Button with an integrated Location Map Tracker and Personal ID details. The JEN app is there to provide you and your family with a powerful tool should you ever be in an Emergency situation and you need a(…)

Iran Unveils Cellphone Game Simulating Missile Strikes Against Israeli Targets

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GAME   Iran launched a new game for mobile phones called “Missile Attack” which simulates a missile attack on Haifa. The release of the game came as world powers and Iran entered the third week of negotiations in Vienna aimed at curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. “The anti-Zionist game displays Iran’s missile power and(…)

Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide By Michael B. Oren [eBook, Hardcover]

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 EBOOK  Michael B. Oren’s memoir of his time as Israel’s ambassador to the United States—a period of transformative change for America and a time of violent upheaval throughout the Middle East—provides a frank, fascinating look inside the special relationship between America and its closest ally in the region. Michael Oren served as the Israeli ambassador(…)

Israeli Caricaturists Mobilize To Fight BDS Via Facebook

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 SOCIAL MEDIA  A group of Israeli caricaturists frustrated with ineffectiveness of hasbara are posting sarcastic caricatures to expose BDS supporters' hypocrisy. Israeli diplomacy has been diligently working in recent months to thwart the efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS), and now the country is receiving assistance from an unlikely group: Illustrators. …(…)

The Jewish Women’s Health [iPhone And Android App]

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 APP  The Jewish Women's Health app aims to facilitate communication between doctors and their patients by providing easy access to information. Features Outline of questions to ask your doctor before and after an appointment or examination Strong search feature Ability to share articles Easy to navigate Easy to read Ability to contact a Doctor Yoetzet(…)

Samaria Community (Shomron, Israel) To Track Residents Remotely

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 TECH  A pilot program in the Beit Aryeh community in Samaria will see 150 residents equipped with a new tracking device, in case of kidnapping. A new pilot program in the Beit Aryeh community in Samaria will see 150 residents, many of them teens and young adults, equipped with a new tracking device. The devices,(…)

Robot Writes Torah At Berlin’s Jewish Museum – “Bios [Torah]” Installation

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 TECH  The installation "bios [torah]" by the artist group robotlab refers to the activity of  Torah writing performed in the Jewish tradition by a specially trained scribe, the Sofer. While the Sofer guarantees the sanctity of the Scripture, the installation highlights its industrial reproducibility. It simulates a centuries-old cultural technique that has long since been(…)

Shavuot Services Incl. Megillat Ruth in MP3

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If you’re planning to conduct  Shavuot services in your shul this year (incl. reading a Megillat Ruth) and need a bit of help on your Hebrew pronunciation or want to brush up on a tune, the Virtual Cantor – Josh Sharfman – has recorded the almost entire service for Festivals in mp3 format and put(…)

Cook It French – Easy Recipes For Shavuot By Alice Level [iBook]

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While cheesecake and blintzes are virtually unheard of in France, there is a whole array of both traditional and modern dairy recipes that the Jews of France like to serve for the Holiday of Shavuot. Try these different recipes that will amaze your guests and family. iBook: Cook It French! Easy Recipes for Shavuot by(…)

Jewish App “Shavuos Guide” Includes Recipes, Customs, Thoughts

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The Torah was given by G‑dto the Jewish people on Mount Sinai more than 3300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot we renew our acceptance of G‑d’s gift and G‑d “re-gives” the Torah. The word Shavuot means “weeks.” It marks the completion of the seven week counting period between Passover and Shavuot. The giving of the Torah was(…)

Recipies For Shavuot From Strauss Israel [Hebrew Free iOS App]

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One of the most popular customs on Shavuot is to eat dairy foods such as cheesecake, cheese, blintzes and ice cream. “Strauss Israel” launches an application “iShavuot (recipes)” with the special recipes designed for this Jewish Holiday. This Jewish app (Hebrew only) includes: a wide variety of festive meals in different styles; thousands of receipts for(…)

Simplify Jewish Life Using Smart Technology – Siddur: The Newest Jewish App On Your Apple Watch

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RustyBrick has just released Apple Watch app for the iOS Siddur. The Apple Watch app has tons of features aimed at making Jewish life just a bit easier. The RustyBrick’s goal is to give observant Jews easy access to common prayers, important times, a glance at the Jewish calendar and access to find nearby synagogues.(…)

In Honor Of Shavuot Davka Running Sales Of Torah Library For iOS And Tanach Bible For Android

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In honor of Shavuot Davka running sales this week on two of their most popular apps: Torah Library for iOS and Tanach Bible for Android. Torah Library for iOS is a powerful, mobile Jewish library that enables you to search a vast collection of classic Hebrew texts in seconds, quickly locate relevant results, and view full texts instantly.(…)