iKaddish teaches Jewish mourner's prayer using iPhone

in Lifestyle (E)

[prMac.com] Chicago, Illinois - Davka Corporation today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of iKaddish 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. iKaddish is a tutorial program that teaches the recitation of the Kaddish, the mourner's prayer that is recited in the synagogue. The Kaddish prayer is written in Aramaic, and its pronunciation and intonation can be difficult to master.

iKaddish displays the text of the Kaddish in the original Aramaic and English transliteration, and chants the text, highlighting each word as it is pronounced. Users can pause after each screen, tap and listen again, or go forward to the next section. iKaddish includes the text and audio of the Mourner's Kaddish, as well as the longer Rabbis' Kaddish, in both Sephardic and Ashkenazic pronunciations.

iKaddish also contains an explanatory section about the Kaddish that includes the English translation, as well as additional information about its recitation. The recitation of the Kaddish is one of the primary ritual observances of Jewish mourning practice, and is recited by mourners during each of the three daily services in the synagogue.

Device Requirements:
iPhone or iPod touch
Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
8.3 MB of free space

Pricing and Availability:
iKaddish 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle 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) 1982-2010 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.


Susan Schwartz

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