6 Jewish-Themed Apps For Daily Inspiration And Learning

Jewish videos, prayers and games in a snap.

Screen time can often serve as a way to eat up time during a long commute or appear occupied in a room full of strangers. But every now and then, an app comes along that actually offers users the opportunity for spiritual reflection.

The following apps, designed for people who are interested in Judaism, can guide meditation during special Jewish holy days or make it easier to access information about the faith.

Ari Werth, creator of the YouTube account TorahChannel, recently launched an app that curates the best online videos on Judaism.

"We created this app to make it even easier to access the most inspiring, insightful, and entertaining Judaism videos on YouTube," Werth told HuffPost.

The app features playlists on Jewish holidays, history, law and music -- all curated so that they are "clean for the eyes and ears," Werth explained.

Scroll through the list below for more Jewish-themed apps.

Torah Channel
Ari Werth
We curate and create the highest quality Jewish videos and place them into easy to use category playlists. Gain valuable insights into spirituality, love, personal growth, current events, holidays, and more. TorahChannel was created by Ari Werth and has become one of the most popular Jewish channels on YouTube. Check out our special playlists about Shabbat and all the Jewish Holidays, including Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Passover, and Purim. -- Ari Werth

Cost: Free
Available On: App Store and Google Play
Jonah Run: An Infinite Runner Game Set In Temple Times!
G-dcast
Test your reflexes as you race along in Jewish Temple times over the ancient docks of Jaffa, across the sea enroute to Tarshish, and into the belly of a fish while you control Jonah, son of Amittai, as he runs away from his mission to bring the Lord’s prophecy to the people of Ninevah. With rollicking chiptune musical adaptations of High Holiday favorites, old school 8-bit graphics, and other surprises, you can try to your hand at running forever or repent and be forgiven. Either way, Jonah Run is downright biblical. -- G-dcast Apps

Cost: Free
Available On: App Store and Google Play
Jewish Baking App: Let’s Bake Challah!
G-dcast
What's something Jewish that everyone loves? CHALLAH! Make challah without getting your hands sticky. Mix it, braid it, bake it, decorate it, bless it and eat it - it's the whole challah experience for your mobile device. -- G-dcast Apps

Cost: Free
Available On: App Store
Kaddish Assistant
Chabad
You may have recently suffered the unfortunate loss of a family member. Or you may be marking a Yahrtzeit, the anniversary of your loved one's passing. Either way, reciting Kaddish is one of the greatest gifts you can give your loved one. You may discover it also to be integral to your mourning and healing process.

However, saying Kaddish can be daunting, for those experiencing a loss for the first time and have not had to say Kaddish before.

Kaddish Assistant helps you learn how to say Kaddish at your own pace and in your own tradition. Read along as each word of the Kaddish is recited and highlighted. Learn how to properly pronounce each word, using either Hebrew or transliteration. And understand what each word means with integrated translations. -- Chabad.org Inc.

Cost: Free
Available On: App Store and Google Play
Mighty Shofar
Boston Globe via Getty Images
This one-of-a-kind never-before-seen App enables you to build your own authentic shofar sequences and songs so you can release the sound of the Lord like Joshua, Gideon, and the archangel Gabriel. You can choose from three different kinds of shofars: Yemenite, Gemsbok, or Ram’s horn. Four sounds are available with each horn: Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah, and the Tekiah Gdolah. Record and store your own sound sequences through the apps recorder. Once your sequence or sound has been played simply shake your device and hear the replay of your most recent sound or sequence. -- Reactive Canvas LLC

Cost: Free
Available On: App Store and Google Play
Omer Counter
Chabad
The 49-day period between the second night of Passover and the holiday of Shavuot is called the omer. Many Jews participate in a special practice of counting these days Sefirat HaOmer. Chabad's Omer Counter & Assistant helps keep track of those days and offers daily meditations in Hebrew and English. -- Created by Chabad.org Inc.

Cost: Free
Available On: App Store and Google Play

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