Light My Fire: A Hanukkah App
By The Jewish Museum
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Celebrate Hanukkah wherever you are! Select a contemporary or traditional Hanukkah lamp from the world-renowned collection of New York's Jewish Museum. Choose a unique background to place it on, light the lamp and then share with your family and friends. You can also save the lamps to your very own collection.
The blessings are available in English, Hebrew, and transliterated Hebrew.
The Jewish Museum, New York
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
What's New in Version 2.0
- 8 new lamps from The Jewish Museum’s collection
- 10 new background images
- Users can upload their own photo to use as a background image
- Auto-light feature
- Select-a-night menu allows users to choose which night of Hanukkah to light
- Share to Tumblr in addition to Facebook and Twitter
I can't believe how excited I am about this!!!
I was looking online for a virtual candle lighting experience so I could demonstrate it in doors without worrying about fires or safety. I didn't think I would find something so sophisticated, offering so many choices, and with so much information. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this app allows you to choose from a wide variety of menorahs in the museum's collection and place them in either their preloaded backgrounds or a photo of your choice. Simply select which night you're lighting for, swipe the shamash, and move from left to right lighting each candle. A button in the corner provides the blessing in English, Hebrew, and transliteration, as well as the story of Chanukah, and about menorahs. Each menorah in the collection has detailed information of it's age, place of origin, artist (if available), and design details. Menorahs featured are both Ashkenazi and Sephardi, as well as modern designs from the US and Israel.
I think this is beautiful. I wish they had a bigger variety in terms of traditional and modern menorahs, but my god, the wealth of information and the diversity of designs is both beautiful and amazing.
That being said, there is at least one of the Menoras that was photographed wrong, and it is being lit wrong as well. The information provided in the app about the Richard Meier lamp states that the first light is to be light on the Egyptian obelisk and the last light on the one that resembles a watchtower from a concentration camp.
That is not the way it is photographed or light in the app. The potograph (and lighting action) are backwards. The Egyptian obelisc is placed at the outmost LEFT, thus light on the last night; contrary to the information provided by the app (and presumably the artist himself)
BEST APP EVER WOW 11/10 A++ LOVE MY MENORAH I CAN CELEBRATE WHENEVER I WANT BLESS
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 14, 2013
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 169 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: The Jewish Museum
- © 2013 The Jewish Museum, New York. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.