Rabbinical Assembly Creates New App for the iPhone Generation
In a move to give individuals the tools to fully experience Judaism in their everyday lives, the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative/Masorti rabbis has created a new smartphone app. Sanctifull, as the app is known, contains new prayers based on Jewish wisdom that specifically speak to life’s critical moments for which there is no traditional Jewish text. Other exciting features include Hebrew, English, transliteration and audio for many traditional blessings, like those for before and after food, along with new meditation for each.
Examples of these new prayers include occasions such as: putting a parent in the care of a nursing home, sending one’s children to school for the first time and after a fight with a spouse or friend.
“This app is our latest endeavor to make Judaism’s wisdom accessible for Jews in the rhythm of their everyday experiences,” said Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive vice president. “Our rabbis have created new prayers to accompany a variety of life’s moments that call out for a sacred connection and awaken their awareness to the richness of Jewish tradition.”
Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, associate editor of Siddur Lev Shalem edited the collection authored by 29 contributors. Sanctifull is available for download on the Apple App Store.