May 5, 2016 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Chicago, Illinois - Davka Corporation today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Ready for Rashi, an iOS app that teaches students how to read Rashi script, the semi-cursive Hebrew typeface. The script is used to display the commentary of Rashi, the preeminent 11th century Bible and Talmud commentator, as well as those of many other Bible and Talmud commentators. Reading Rashi script is an essential skill for serious students of the Bible and Talmud, who need to refer to the original commentaries.
Ready for Rashi was developed by a Jewish educator who has had years of experience in teaching this skill, and combines color, sound, and review exercises to teach Rashi script in four lessons. Each lesson includes clear explanations, diagrams, games and drills to enhance the learning process. The app first teaches Rashi letters that are similar to standard Hebrew letters, progresses to teaching those letters that differ significantly in appearance from standard Hebrew letters, and shows how to differentiate between similar-looking Rashi letters. It teaches two selections from Rashi's Bible commentary on Genesis to apply reading skills to the actual Rashi text. Ready for Rashi also includes a biographical section that describes the life of Rashi, and his accomplishments and importance in the world of Bible commentary.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or higher
* 47 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Ready for Rashi 1.01 is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) 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) 1982-2016 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.