"JewBerry" Lets Observant Pray by PDA

Particularly if you live in New York City or another urban area, you might have seen Orthodox Jews reading or quietly reciting daily prayers from a prayer book while on a bus or subway or at a quiet corner at work.

Now it's been made easier, by technology of course. NY's Gothamist has a story on a new twist to the Blackberry for observant Jews: the "Jewberry".

Two Jewish entrepreneurs have developed software that can turn an average BlackBerry into a sacred prayer book. They've dubbed their upgrade "The JewBerry," and have sold it to over 10,000 customers for $30 a pop, according to the NY Post. Co-creator Jonathan Bennett explains the appeal: "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."

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Portable prayer: not just Jews...

There's also Morning and Evening Prayer of the Catholic Church available for your iPod or MP3 palyer. http://sqpn.com/2007/07/02/praystation-portable-your-daily-call-with-god/ or http://moourl.com/m023x I believe I've seen Islamic prayer on iTunes as well.

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