During these weeks, Jews around the world perform the act of Sefiras HaOmer, counting the Omer (all the way from the holiday of Passover to Shavuot). And yet, for many of your students and congregants, understanding the mechanics and spiritual significance of this 49 day period is an ominous task.
Enter the iPhone App called Sefiros!
In fact, Sefiros seems to continue where the book left off in that it provides daily Kabbalistic insights as well as alerts that allow the user to discover and implement the unique spirituality found in each day of the Omer!
While there are some Apps out there in which the user experience is outright sloppy, the Sefiros App is beautifully designed and is easy to use. Plus, it features a useful reminder to count the Omer complete with the text of the proper blessing. It even automatically adjusts to your timezone and location.
This function is useful for anyone who may find themselves traveling on business or the like but still doesn’t want to get confused with what day of the Omer to count. What’s more, in line with today’s web 2.0 world that we live in, the App will allow one to share on Facebook and Twitter!
Best of all, the Grow version of this App, allows one to truly actualize this special time period. One can set various alerts that will remind a person to perform or be conscious of actions with G-d, their spouse or even to work on a character trait. In so doing, despite the busy world that we live in, one can have an App to help them not only with their physical health (such as LoseIt) but with their spiritual wellbeing as well!
If your congregants and students are asking you for something to help them continue to feel meaning and inspiration after Passover or simply want to finally understand the Omer, we recommend you tell them about the Sefiros App.