JOFA's Megillat Esther
By Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
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JOFA's Megillat Esther App is designed to help you learn to read Megillat Esther. Use the app to learn the trop, the blessings, and everything else you need to know about chanting Megillah on Purim. You can also use it to follow along during the reading on Purim.
Please note that we have chosen to use the text established by the late Rabbi Mordechai Breuer because it most faithfully represents the text as established by the Masoretes in Tiberias, who fixed the text of our Tanach.
The app includes:
- The entire text of Megillat Esther with translation
- On Demand Audio: With a simple click or touch of any verse, the corresponding Hebrew with proper trop is chanted by a woman, while the corresponding text is highlighted
-Tikkun View: With a simple click or touch, you can choose whether you want to see the Hebrew as vowelized text or as it appears in the Megillah with crowns and without vowels
- Resources for readers, gabbaiot, and those who wish to organize readings in their own communities
Fantastic resource for all levels!
This is a fantastic resource! It's so versatile.
I successfully used the app to brush up on perakim I had learned in the past as well as to learn a new chapter for this year. It was so easy to follow along with the reader, pause the recording and go back to tricky words.
There are also so many other wonderful resources for gabbaiot, people organizing Megillah readings and halakhic support.
I also can't wait to use the app to follow along during services on Purim--I just need to remember to keep the sound off...
Kol ha'kavod JOFA and thanks for creating such a wonderful and user-friendly product!
Best Trope Resource of All Time
I used this app when I was brushing up on my Megillah reading last year and found it to be one of the most well executed apps I think I have ever used. The program looks beautiful, it includes a translation, The text is wonderfully curated, and allows you to easily turn the tikkun on and off for practice just like from a real book. Additionally, the audio recording is beautiful and the word being recited is highlighted, allowing someone who has never read megillah before to easily map the music onto the text. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I agree that you can't use this app to learn Megillah because the singer doesn't stay in key. It's impossible to distinguish a clear melodic pattern in the trop because of the way it is chanted, so you can't sing along or repeat after the recording. Very frustrating & disappointing. If the developers were able update the app with different recordings from a more skilled singer, my review would go from 1 star to 5 because the other elements are great.
- Category: Education
- Released: Dec 15, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 58.0 MB
- Languages: English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
- Seller: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
- © 2012 Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.