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iBlessing

By The Jewish Learning Group

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Description

Blessings often come in disguise. This one comes in your iPhone!

----> It's no longer hard to remember all the different blessings there are to say before eating or drinking different kosher foods!

----> No more fumbling for the prayer book or messy cards! Press a button and “Say a Blessing!”

----> FULL AUDIO! Press a food type on the placemat and see the associated blessing's name pop up - release your finger and hear the blessing pronounced for you word-for-word, slowly and clearly, enabling you to repeat after it and learn the blessing on your own!

NOTE: REMEMBER TO TURN OFF MUTE AND TURN UP THE VOLUME ON YOUR IPHONE/ITOUCH TO HEAR THE BLESSINGS!


DESCRIPTION
Baruch Atah Ado...?
Perhaps you dropped out of Hebrew school a little too soon or are learning Hebrew for the very first time.

With just a touch of the finger, this app will recite with you aloud one of 6 blessings of your choice including the blessings over challah, wine, and washing of the hands.

Also included are the prayers of "Modeh Ani" and the "Shema."

The blessings are first said in Hebrew and then translated into English, leaving enough time after each word for you to repeat the blessing.

It is a mitzvah (commandment) for Jewish people to recite blessings before and after eating or drinking. These unique and age-old blessings help one connect with G-d to express thankfulness and gratitude. Now you can say the correct blessings in the original Hebrew wherever you are. Never fumble or mumble a blessing again!

This is the iPhone/iTouch version of our original keychain available at www.SayABlessing.com.

Do a Mitzvah Today!

What's New in Version 1.01

Tweaked interface and performance improvements. Enjoy!

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Customer Reviews

Thank you thank you!

I got this app as a person who rarely says blessings outside of bentsching likht and other shabbes basics. My Yiddish is much better than my Hebrew (I am a mostly non observant yiddishist) It is very hard to find Jewish learning materials that don't assume that you want to learn with the havara sephardit. This app makes me want to bless things all the time!

iBlessing

This app doesn't address any combination of foods, and only foods by group -- not by name.
As someone pointed out, the pronunciation is strictly one form of "American" Ashkenazi; for example "Ha'oylem" as opposed to "Ha'olam" and the "raysh" shound is clearly pronounced like an American letter "R" and not the Hebrew letter raysh. Also, some examples aren't clear; for example why grapes (which grow on a vine) use Ha'etz, and tomatoes (which grow on a vine) use Ha'Adama.

Great appearance, decent app.

I really appreciate this app's existence, and the interface is lovely. However, some of us just need quick reminders of blessings rather than every word. It would be really great if it had an option to hear the blessing in single words, chunks (ex: "Baruch atah Adonai *pause* Elohaynu melech ha olam *pause* etc.), or in their entirety. Would be happy to upgrade to five stars if it gets updated! Thanks for the lovely app.

iBlessing
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Aug 22, 2008
  • Version: 1.01
  • Size: 6.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Zalman Goldstein

Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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