Turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor!
We just learned about the iBless Torah app which is a new tutorial program for the iPhone and iPod touch that teaches the blessings recited before and after the Torah and Haftarah reading that Mitzvah children need to read during their service in Temple.
The application 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 and 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 cost is only $1.99 and you need to have a iPhone or iPod touch.