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  2/4/2013, Shevat 24, 5773

Unofficial Launch of IDF Rabbinate App. Proves Popular


A senior figure in the Personnel Branch of the Israel Defense Forces expressed hope, Monday, that a smartphone application for religious services, launched a few weeks ago by the IDF's chief rabbinate, would gain approval by the relevant IDF branches. The app has been received with enthusiasm by soldiers and civilians to whom it was sent.

The "IDF Jewish Power" (Otzma Yehudit Letzahal) app enables soldiers to be up to date about Jewish matters 24 hours a day, to listen to words of Torah, and to receive IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz's weekly message on the Torah portion, information on Jewish military law, prayer, and access to the rabbinate's Website and Rabbi Peretz's Youtube postings, among other things.