Announcing: Torah Musings iPhone App

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by R. Gil Student

The entire 15 year history of Torah Musings is now available on your iPhone and iPad. Of course, it has been available for years on your phone’s browser. Now you can use the (free) Torah Musings iPhone and app, which allows for downloading content and easy navigation, and includes additional features, such as audio classes. In November, we released an Android app. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Kilstein family, we are able to release an iPhone app.

It is now available on the App store: link

The Android app is available in the Google Play Store:

The app contains ten tabs. The first incorporates all Torah Musings posts. You can go there and immediately read all the latest.

The next section contains regular features and authors, so you can follow your favorites.

The next three sections contain the halakhah (law), hashkafah (thought) and chumash (Bible) offerings from the Torah Musings website (I put all the Tanakh content in Chumash but really it is mostly Pentateuch). In each section, you can see all the latest, musings (by me), and other related series. For example, halakhah includes R. Gidon Rothstein’s responsa discussions and R. Aharon Ziegler’s column on halakhic positions of Rav Soloveitchik; chumash includes Dr. Arnold Lustiger’s vorts from the Rav and R. Daniel Z. Feldman’s First Aliyah.

The sixth section contains classes on audio (R. Gidon Rothstein, requires some clicking through to get to the audio files). A section with video is in the works.

The seventh tab contains blurbs for books by the website’s writers and links to stores where you can buy them. Please note that purchases do not provide a royalty directly to Torah Musings so feel free to shop for the best and most convenient offer.

The eighth tab leads to a special search page to find essays on Torah Musings, going back throughout the entire archive.

The ninth tab offers you a printable version of the website with options for text size and dates so you can create a personalized Torah Musings reader.

The tenth tab is informational, in case you download the app without realizing it is connected to this website.

There are more features in development. Most likely, the next two features will be video shiurim and a feed for live updates of the Reyd so you don’t have to wait for the once-a-day publication. I will announce new features when they are released.

NOTE: On some phones, external links have a “done” button on the bottom left that is hard to see. If you don’t know how to get out of a link, look to the bottom of your screen.

Please enjoy the app and send any feedback to [email protected].

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student serves on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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