This Saturday Night, After Midnight Ashkenazim Begin Recitation Of Selichos [iOS App]

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 Saturday night, after midnight, or in the early hours of the morning,(…)

Listen To The Shofar Sounds Right On Your iPhone

You can listen to the Shofar sounds right on your iPhone or iPod Touch with this just updated little Jewish app. Click on the Shofar sound you want to hear, i.e. Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah or Tekiah Gedolah and listen to a recording of  a Tokea (Shofar blaster). Important: To hear the sound, you must have(…)

Play All The Tones Of A Real Shofar Just By Blowing Into Your iPhone’s Microphone

With iShofar you can play all the tones of a real shofar: tekiah, teruah, and shevarim, just by blowing in to your device’s microphone or tapping the screen. To play a tekiah, position your iPhone so the mouth piece of the shofar is close to your mouth and lightly blow into the microphone or hold(…)

Learning Rashi Script Is Easy… At Least Now With A New Jewish App

Davka Corporation has  released new app for iPhone called “Ready for Rashi”. The app teaches students how to read Rashi script (the semi-cursive Hebrew typeface). The script is used to display the commentary of Rashi, the preeminent 11th century Bible and Talmud commentator, as well as those of many other Bible and Talmud commentators. Reading(…)

Don’t Just Count The Days Of The Omer – Make The Days Count [Sefiros Grow iOS App]

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 spiritual significance of(…)

Ultimate Omer 2 – The Sefira App You Can Count On

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 Jewish app for iOS created by Moshe Berman (more his apps here). It includes the texts of related blessings and prayers for counting the(…)

Hebrew Haggadah Decorated With Illustrations Made By Children

In Israel today, there are over 10,000 infants, children and adolescents who have been removed from their homes by the welfare authorities. They live in 90 residential group homes around the country. Yeladim – Fair  Chance for Children was founded as a volunteer association devoted to activities that provide these children with similar opportunities to(…)

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

The iHagada by Israeli developer ZebraApps,  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 felling. Table of contents will allow you to jump through the different Hagada chapters and songs. The iHagada is colourful and includes Passover related(…)

Passover Jewish App – An Interactive Mah Nishtanah

Learn or refresh reading and singing the Four Questions with your own interactive Mah Nishtanah. Touch-n-Read technology lets you read along and hear every word. Sing along too. Record mode makes it easy to practice reading the Hebrew words and automatically saves your last recording. Play your recording anytime for your friends, parents, teachers, or(…)

Interactive Megilat Esther HD For iOS Decorated With Original Artworks From Bnei Brak, Israel

Book of  Esther  HD  (in Hebrew only), a special edition of  Megillat Esther decorated with original artworks from Malchut Waxberger Gallery,  includes sounds and interactive animations, seems to be a great gift for children. It  got a Hebrew interface but even without the knowledge of the language you’ll be able to make out what’s what (just(…)

Kaparot App For The Eve Of Yom Kippur [iPhone App]

Tefilat Kaparot is a Jewish ritual practiced by some Jews on the eve of Yom Kippur. The person swings a live chicken or a bundle of coins over one’s head three times, symbolically transferring one’s sins to the chicken or coins. The chicken is then slaughtered and donated to the poor for consumption at the pre-fast meal. In this application you’ll find(…)

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

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 .(…)

New Custom iOS 8 Hebrew Keyboard That Makes It Easy To Write Hebrew With Full Nikud

Davka Nikud is a custom iOS 8 keyboard which allows users to type in regular iOS apps such as Pages, Keynote, Notes, Mail, Textilus, Captio, and many others with full Nikud (vowel points). Great app for educators, rabbis and students. Just tap the Nikud button, and a complete listing of all of the Hebrew vowel points(…)

Manuscripts From The Cairo Genizah On Your Mobile Devices [iOS & Android – Update]

The Friedberg Jewish Manuscript Society (FJMS) was established as a not-for-profit organization in 2007. Its object is to educate the public by translating, transcribing, cataloguing, preserving and making available to the public Jewish manuscripts and other Jewish books and documents. In 2009, FJMS entered into a joint venture agreement with The Friedberg Genizah Project to(…)

Sefer Tehillim (Psalms) App With Text And Audio Files (Mp3)

Natan Rolnik is a young generation former Brazilian developer who started his career as a creator of Jewish apps before becoming a part of the team of some Israeli start-up. It is thanks to this guy we can rejoice in the presence on our iDevices of the monoliths of the Jewish literature such as Mesilat Yesharim(…)