March 4, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Chicago, Illinois - Davka Corporation today is pleased to announce the release of iBless Torah 1.0, a tutorial program for the iPhone and iPod touch that teaches the blessings recited before and after the Torah and Haftarah reading in the synagogue.
iBless Torah displays the text of the blessings in the original Hebrew and English transliteration on screen, and chants the text, highlighting each word as it is pronounced. Users can pause after each section, tap and listen again, or go forward to the next section. iBless Torah includes the text and audio of the short blessings recited before and after the reading of the Torah, as well as the text and audio of the longer blessings recited before and after the Haftarah, the prophetic reading recited after the Torah portion. The program also includes information about the history and importance of the Torah reading in the synagogue.
iBless Torah is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students, or for anyone who wants to learn the Torah and Haftarah blessings. The reading of the Torah is an integral part of the synagogue services, and Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrants mark their ascension to Jewish adulthood by being called to the Torah to recite these blessings.
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 4.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
iBless Torah 1.0 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Davka Corporation, established in 1982, pioneered the usage of computers in Jewish education. Today, Davka is the world's largest developer of Judaic and Hebrew software, with innovative titles in the areas of Jewish history, Hebrew language, customs, tradition, and more. Copyright (C) 2010 Davka Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.