Many of us aware of the Mishna Yomi learning programs available worldwide. Our particular Mishna Yomi program started in Johannesburg nearly ten years ago with a small group of people whose goal was to learn two Mishnayos daily. After a short while, in order to assist group members who missed
Today, mobile devices have become a way of life. The instant gratification of news, shopping, social media, navigation and much more has become a given, all with the convenience of the swipe of a screen. A recent Forbes article revealed that since 2014, the use of mobile apps surpasses that of mobile internet browsers at an astounding 86% (apps) to 14% (browsers).
A few weeks ago, as I waited for the Chuppah ceremony to begin at a wedding of a dear family member, I took out my smartphone. The wedding was in an area where I had poor cell phone service, so my "yetzer hara" to check my Facebook, Twitter, or other social media accounts was minimal. Rather, I opened my favorite Torah app,
Once every seven years, Am Yisrael is privileged to observe the mitzvah of shmittah. While we are honored to observe this mitzvah (and others that are contingent on Eretz Yisrael) its infrequency makes it hard to know the pertinent halachos. This is especially relevant at critical moments, like at the supermarket. The Shmittah App was designed to get you the answers you
Often, it is hard to find or "get" a minyan when traveling, on campus or while out at social events. The Minyan Now iOS app and Minyan Now Android app allow Jewish people to create a minyan of 10 males over the age of Bar Mitzvah. This app solves the above mentioned problem by pinging and notifying Jewish males in the immediate area that you or a fellow friend is in need of a minyan. The app then facilitates the process
After downloading The Pesach Digest App 5774 database and playing with it for a while, I decided an unsolicited word of praise is in order. For those who can remember back then, 1975, when the first edition of Rabbi Avrohom Blumenkrantz ZT”L’s Pesach Guide hit the streets of NYC, the novel pamphlet
iShtick, a developer of Jewish educational apps for children, has announced the release of its inaugural app, a ground-breaking, fully interactive, musical siddur, designed for children ranging in age from two through nine.