Important Announcement: TorahApp

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by R. Gil Student

In the past, we have discussed the importance of an app that accesses only traditional Torah texts. A new free app is now available that has extremely useful features along with a full Torah library curated (under my guidance) from the Sefaria library.

I encourage you to take a look at TorahApp which combines both audio and text for a full learning-while-commuting experience. It is easily customizable for English and/or Hebrew and interconnects texts and commentaries so you have all the resources at your fingertips. It allows you to flow one audio into the next so you can binge-listen to Daf Yomi or divrei Torah. TorahApp allows for multiple tabs so you go back and forth across multiple texts at the same time.

The many features of TorahApp include:

Texts/Sefarim
– Thousands of sefarim (Chumash/Parsha, Nach/Tanach, Halacha, Shulchan Aruch, Gemara, Daf Yomi, Meforshim, Mishnah, Rambam, Siddur, Midrash, Chasidut, Musar, etc, etc.)
– English translations
– Smart siddur (expanding/collapsing parts davening based on the calendar)
– Commentaries, links, and in-line commentaries; and opening related texts
– Multiple tabs each saving your spot
– Daily learning calendars (Daf Yomi, Tanach Yomi, Shnayim Mikra, etc.)
– Tikkun mode for practicing leining (including audio leining)
– Offline texts for learning on your commute, airplane, beis midrash, etc.

Shiurim
– 500k+ audio, video shiurim
– Shiurim from YUTorah & OUTorah
– Shiurim can be browsed as standalone series or as related to opened sefarim
– Podcast-like series enabling continual listening wherever you are
– Learn on your commute with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
– Saves your custom speed for each series
– Offline for listening on the subway

Check out the app’s Settings section to see what you can customize.

TorahApp is FREE on Apple, Android & web!

More features rolling out all the time…

Feel free to send feature requests or comments to [email protected]. If you have any questions about the texts and translations, feel free to reach out to me directly [email protected].

Download App: thetorahapp.org/download

Website: thetorahapp.org

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor 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 currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four 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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