Jewish Journal Launches iPad App

Big day in the world of Hebraic news. The Jewish Journal just launched what it calls “the world’s first Jewish News app for the Apple iPad.” Aside from content from the Jewish Journal, the app will cull stories from JTA, Reuters and The Jewish Daily Forward.

JJ web director Jay Firestone says plans are already in place to move the app beyond news. Social networking, Yelp-like restaurant finders, and user photo uploads are all in the works. “The goal of the app is to be the ultimate Jewish source, not just for Jewish news, but for Jewish life as well.”

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That’s not all on the Jewish Journal front. Editor and publisher Rob Eshman tells us the site will be webcasting the Kol Nidre services of Nashuva with Rabbi Naomi Levy. Eshman says webcasting a service like this has never been done before in the world of Judaism. “We expect up to 20,000 viewers– which will make it the largest Jewish service in the world!”

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