Munera and Chabad.org To Fill The Western Wall With iPhone Prayers
Organizations launch a campaign for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year Users can send prayers through the iPhone application “Send a Prayer – Western Wall”
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2009 — Munera announced today a partnership with Chabad.org to make the iPhone application Send a Prayer – Western Wall widely available. The application is expected to be extensively used in the run up to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, to fill the Western Wall with personal prayers. The price of the application has been reduced to $0.99 in honor of this campaign and is being announced throughout Chabad.org’s network.
Users can compose prayers on their iPhone or iPod touch. Within 48 hours, the prayers will be printed out in Jerusalem and placed between the stones of the Western Wall. In addition, in keeping with the age-old Jewish practice to pray at the resting places of the righteous before Rosh Hashanah, users will now also be able to send their prayer to be placed at the resting place of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.
The application will be available in English, French and Spanish.
“We are very excited about the partnership. The reach of Chabad.org in Jewish communities worldwide is just what we were hoping to find,” said Na’ama Moran, Founder of Munera. “Rosh Hashanah is the perfect opportunity to reach out and use our mobile technology to fill the Western Wall with prayers for peace.”
“When technology is utilized to span geographic space and connect people, we are then realizing the ultimate purpose of the energy latent in Creation,” noted Rabbi Meir Simcha Kogan, Managing Director of Chabad.org. “By connecting people with holy sites half a world away, this beautiful Munera app helps us all live on a higher, holier plane.”
THE WESTERN WALL:
The Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall or the Kotel in Hebrew, is located in Jerusalem and is Judaism’s holiest site. It is a remnant of the external wall of the Second Temple, which stood in Jerusalem between 349 BCE and 70 CE, when it was destroyed by the Romans. Millions of people from all over the world visit the Western Wall to pray for peace, prosperity and well-being. It is a centuries-old tradition for people to write notes of prayer and place them in the cracks between the Wall’s ancient stones.
THE REBBE’S OHEL:
The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, considered one of the foremost spiritual leaders of the 20th century, was a selfless leader and lover of the Jewish People. As in his lifetime, when people would flock to the Rebbe for blessings and advice, people from all over the world visit his resting place, considered to be a place of great holiness, to beseech G-d and invoke G-d’s blessing for all matters personal and communal. People often describe their prayer experience there as cathartic and uplifting. Many who are unable to make it in person send letters by email or fax to be read or placed at the holy resting place.
The app is available today in the App Store for $0.99 and can be downloaded from http://itunes.com/apps/sendaprayer-westernwall
For more information about Send a Prayer, visit its site sendaprayer.wordpress.com or follow it on twitter http://twitter.com/sendaprayer.
Munera is a mobile application development company located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The company’s mission is to bring real world experiences to mobile devices. Launched during the summer of 2009, it currently focuses on the iPhone platform and is developing a portfolio of 7 diverse applications. Munera believes in the value of applications with high quality graphics and UI in mobile platforms.
Chabad.org, the premiere Jewish website, was hailed in a recent independent study as the “brand leader” of Jewish educational websites, receiving the most traffic by far of any of it peers, and singled out as the one that “consistently serves as an example of what a successful educational/informational Web presence can look like.”
Chabad.org’s mission is to utilize internet technology to unite Jews worldwide, empower them with knowledge of their 3,300 year-old tradition, and foster within them a deeper connection to Judaism’s rituals and faith.
The Chabad.org family of websites currently serves more than 11 million people a year.
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