Tibet Rights reports on JewBerry, a Blackberry program that a large number of Hebrew Jewish texts for daily prayer. In 1999 I owned a Handspring PDA that had the Book of Common Prayer on it. Now the iPhone has applications for the ESV Bible and the BCP.
‘m glad to see that everyone is taking advantage of these technologies. I particularly enjoyed these remarks, that show technology helping to blend the sacred into the secular:
“Throughout the day, Jews gather in office-building stairwells and conference rooms to pray, and while sometimes you might not remember your prayer book, no one goes anywhere without their BlackBerry,” says co-creator Jonathan Bennett, of Cedarhurst, Long Island.
Among JewBerry users is the president of Yeshiva University, Richard Joel.
“I love it, because now I can not only look how the market is doing, but I can also say my evening prayers,” he says, adding that “at the heart of what Yeshiva is about is the notion that it’s not our technology that informs civilization; it’s our values.”