iTrope

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Cantillation is the ritual chanting of readings from the Torah in synagogue services. The chants are written and notated in accordance with the special signs or marks printed in the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible (or Tanakh) to complement the letters and vowel points. These marks are known in English as accents and in Hebrew as טעמי המקרא – ta’amei ha-mikra or just טעמים – te’amim. (Some of these signs were also sometimes used in medieval manuscripts of the Mishnah.) The musical motifs associated with the signs are known in Hebrew as niggun or neginot (not to be confused with Hasidic nigun) and in Yiddish as טראָפ – trop: the equivalent word trope is sometimes used in English with the same meaning.

If you are the next big Torah reader feel or just like being able to chant Torah and/or Haftorah, iTrope is the app for you. Using iTrope you can browse through all of the Haftarot and Torah trope marks and listen to what they sound like.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

Category: Utilities
Released: February 08, 2010
Publisher: Charles Nichol
Price: $0.99 (buy app)

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