iPad App ‘Mitzvah Hunt’ Helps Parents Encourage Children To Start Seeing All The Good That People Do Around Them

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Pomegranates are a symbol for the goodness within each Jew. We are filled with mitzvot like a pomegranate. On Rosh Hashanah we say a prayer asking G-d that our good deeds in the new year will be as plentiful as the seeds of the pomegranate.‘May it be G-d’s will that our merits will increase like a pomegranate’.

Pomegranates are supposed to have 613 seeds representing the 613 mitzvot in the Torah. One of the 613 mitzvot is to ‘love your neighbour’  (Leviticus, 19: 18). Rabbi Akiva says that in order to ‘love your neighbour’ you need to see all the mitzvot or good deeds that they do.

Do you see all the good things everybody is doing?

Mitzvah Hunt” – an easy-to-use, colourful app encourages children to look for the good in other people and to see the good deeds that their friends and family are doing.

When you see a good deed, put in a seed! Each time the child sees someone doing a mitzvah or good deed, they choose a seed, record what they saw, and drag it into an empty pomegranate, filling it up with a collection of good deeds that can be saved and viewed at any time.  As they fill up the pomegranate with these seeds, they come closer to the concept of “Love your neighbour as yourself”.

For parents

  • How many times do your children come and tell you about the bad things that their siblings or friends are doing?  This app helps parents encourage children to start seeing all the good that people do around them.

Rich Jewish content

  • The Mitzvah Hunt includes Jewish sources and information regarding good deeds, biblical and historical references to pomegranates, as well as including the significance of the pomegranate and Rosh Hashanah.


  • Interactive Mitzvah Hunt
  • Soundtrack of the song  “Love your neighbour as yourself”
  • Animation clip of the destruction of the Second Temple because of “sinat chinam” or senseless hatred
  • “Torah Detective” dialogs: A collection of relevant sources from the Torah, in English and Hebrew
  • “Did You Know?” dialogs: Interesting information and connections to related subjects

AppThe Mitzvah Hunt by Jewish Interactive

Compatible:  iPad only
:  Education
Released:  September 06, 2012 
: Jewish Interactive Limited
Price: Free (get app)



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