Top 10 Jerusalem-Themed Apps

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This Sunday, May 20th, we observe Jerusalem Day. The Jerusalem day is celebrated every year on 28th of  Iyar.

This year we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. It was in June of 1967  that Jews were finally able to return to the Holy City. It was also the return of Jerusalem as the sovereign capital of the Jewish people after nearly 2,000 years.  The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to thank G-d for victory in the Six-Day War and for answering the 2,000-year-old prayer of “Next Year in Jerusalem”.

On the 28th of Iyar, the Arab armies, which schemed to wipe the seed of Israel from the Land of Israel, were smitten hip and thigh by the Israelis (…). The siege of the enemies around the borders of the land was lifted, and the Eternal City of Jerusalem, whose most holy precincts had been occupied by Arabs and out of reach for Jews, was restored as one city to her natural inheritors” writes Eliyahu Kitov, in his book The Book of  Our Heritage.

Today’s Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is the largest city in the country – the largest in area (about 48.4 sq. miles) and the largest in population. In 1948 the population of Jerusalem was 82,900. By the end of 2011, Jerusalem had 801,000 residents, more than 10% of the total population of the state.  According to the Ministry of the Interior, out of the total population in the city, 497,000 were Jewish (62%), 281,000 were Muslim (35%) and 14,000 were Christian (2%), with 9,000 residents not affiliated with any religion (1%).

Jerusalem Day is a perfect time to celebrate with some Jewish apps. Check out selected by our team top 10 Jerusalem-themed apps for iPhone.

iKotel brings the Western Wall to every Jew in the world.  The Western Wall Heritage Foundation has launched an iPhone app that streams live from the Kotel around the clock — except on Shabbat and holidays.  iPhone users can now visit Jewish holiest place from anywhere in the world.

Rabbi Leibel Reznick‘s book ”Touring Jerusalem: The Jewish Explorer’s Guide to the Old City of Jerusalem”  is now available for your iPhone. With your iPhone in hand, take this guided tour of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, replete with up-to-date maps and full-color photos.

@TheKotel app is your direct channel to the Almighty G-d. With it you can easily and quickly send a prayer to the Western Wall and it will be placed in between the stones. Your geographical location does not matter.

Janglo is an app for free community service Janglo.net for English-speakers to help people in the Jerusalem area exchange information about “stuff”, like jobs, apartments, events, and sales. Janglo for iPhone brings the power of Janglo into the palm of your hand, enhancing  Janglo.net site with intelligent search and a more natural way of making new posts with pictures.

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. Now in your pocket incl. Shrine of the Book, home to the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls.

Jerubus displays the day and Night Bus-Map of the city of Jerusalem as well as Open street map. It shows major tourism, study and culture sites, the frequencies of the different bus routes and a search box to help you find a place.

Seek Out The Welfare of Jerusalem is an analytical studies by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of the Rambam’s rulings concerning the construction and the design of the Beit  HaMikdash (Holy Temple), contains essays adapted from the works of the Rebbe which analyze the Rambam’s conception of the design of the Beit  HaMikdash as recorded in Hilchot Beit HaBechirah.

The Third Temple app  allows you, in a game motif, to learn the basic structure of the Third Holy Temple in a fun, informative, and exciting manner.  Although the app is in the form of a game, it nevertheless helps in our understanding of the Third Holy Temple, which hastens its building.

With jPray your prayers and messages will be heard in the holiest city in the world.  The app allows the users to record a  45-second prayer,  schedule the time of day they would like their pray to be played and then broadcast by Jerusalem.com across  Jerusalem’s Old City walls.

JPost iPhone app – The latest online news from The Jerusalem Post, the world’s top English-language daily newspaper covering Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. The app grants you access to Jerusalem Post`s Premium Zone, and basic JPost features.

 

Let us know what you think of our choices in the comments.

H(app)y  Jerusalem Day – Yom Yerushalayim Sameach
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