iKaddish teaching mourner’s prayer


(JTA) — A new iPhone application teaches the recitation of the Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer recited daily in synagogue.

The free tutorial program iKaddish 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch was released Monday by the Chicago-based Davka Corp.

iKaddish displays the text of the Kaddish in the original Aramaic and English transliteration, and chants the text, highlighting each word as it is read. The application includes both the Sephardic and Ashkenazi pronunciations.

The application also contains an explanatory section about the Kaddish that includes the English translation, as well as additional information about its recitation.

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