י״ג בכסלו ה׳תשע״ג (November 27, 2012)
The NY Jewish Museum‘s first Hanukkah app is now available for free at the AppStore.
The joyous nature of the holiday has led over the centuries to a profusion of imaginative lamp shapes and decorations, serious or whimsical: biblical figures, characters from popular culture, buildings, exuberant flowers or exotic animals. Each lamp reflects the interactions between artistic expression, Jewish traditions, historic and geographic influences, and personal experience. Local styles and motifs may be seen in many of the lamps and show the great diversity of places that Jews have settled and flourished.
Light My Fire: A Hanukkah App allows users to select a contemporary or traditional Hanukkah lamp from the Museum’s renowned collection,
Choose a unique background to place it on, light the lamp and then share it with their family and friends. There is a choice of eighteen lamps from different time periods and countries, and thirteen backgrounds from the traditional to whimsical, including a window sill, Op Art, a photo of a cat, and more.
Users can save the lamps they choose to their very own collection. The app also provides options to access blessings in English, Hebrew, and transliterated Hebrew; lighting the menorah instructions; holiday information; and background details on menorahs in general as well as each Hanukkah lamp pictured.
App: Light My Fire: A Hanukkah App by The Jewish Museum
Compatible: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Released: November 16, 2012
Publisher: The Jewish Museum, New York
Price: Free (get app)