Free Hanukkah App Lets Users Light Lamps from The Jewish Museum's Renowned Collection
The eight day holiday of Hanukkah begins at sundown on Saturday, December 8th. The Jewish Museum's first Hanukkah app is available for free at the iTunes Store. Light My Fire: A Hanukkah App allows users to select a contemporary or traditional Hanukkah lamp from the Museum's renowned collection, choose a unique background to place it on, light the lamp and then share it with their family and friends.
There is a choice of eighteen lamps from eleven different countries, representing four centuries of artistic production, and thirteen backgrounds from the traditional to whimsical, including a window sill, Op Art, a photo of a cat, and more. Users can save the lamps they choose to their very own collection. The app also provides options to access blessings in English, Hebrew, and transliterated Hebrew; lighting the menorah instructions; holiday information; and background details on menorahs in general as well as each Hanukkah lamp pictured.