Who says rabbis are stuck in the past?
Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu, one of the new bloggers on MyJewishLearning’s Rabbis Without Borders blog, just showed us the iPodium. Originally developed by a group called Little Mountain Productions, it’s a pretty simple idea, but an eloquent one: A podium with a special nook for a rabbi or speaker to put his or her iPad.
The cheaper model is $800, not including the iPad itself, so your synagogue might need to have a bakesale just for this. The iPodium comes in two models: One that’s just big enough to hold an iPad, and another with a ledge to place a Bible or prayerbook, for those rabbis with a flair for the old-fashioned.