Torah Reader iPhone App         בעל קורא       

       Torah Reader pre-recorded weekly portions sample screenshots demo video parashot & file names     

Torah Reader is the perfect iPhone app for bar mitzvah tutors and their students. With the Torah Reader app you can learn the Torah and Haftarah leining at your own pace and wherever it's most convenient for you while either listening to your teacher’s personalized recordings or to one of the 10 prerecorded weekly portions which can be downloaded for free. Not only can you listen to each aliyah and the Haftarah from beginning to end, you can easily select any verse to repeat the recording starting from the selected verse. For the Torah portion you can either hide or display the trope and vowels with a single click of a button.

The app includes the text for all the portions of the week and the corresponding Haftarot in the Ashkenazi tradition, the Torah blessings, and the Haftarah blessings. The app also includes sample recordings for the first and last aliyot of the weekly portions Beha'alotcha and Matot as well as the corresponding Haftarot. It also includes recordings of the Torah and Haftarah blessings. You can also download for free, directly from the app, the recordings of the Torah and Haftarah leining for the weekly portions of Bereshit, Noach, Lech Lecha, Vayerah, Chayei Sarah, Toledot, Vayetzei, Vayishlach, Vayeshev, Miketz, Bamidbar, Nasso, Behaalotcha, Shlach, Korach, Matot, and Shoftim.

  Click here to view in the App Store  

To include your own recordings for any of the aliyot, Haftarot, or blessings you need to transfer to the iPod touch or iPhone an MP3 file with the name “part#.mp3” and a plain text file with the name “part#verses.txt” where # is the number of the option in the list. For example, for the first aliyah which is the first option in the list the files should be named part1.mp3 and part1verses.txt. For the blessings after the Haftarah which is the 12th option in the list the files should be named part12.mp3 and part12verses.txt. The text file should include one line of text with the start position in seconds of each verse separated by an underscore. The length of the line will vary based on the number of verses in the corresponding segment. The following is an example of what this might look like:


If you plan on uploading recording for multiple portions of the week you will need to include the book and parashah index in the file name. Click here for a complete list of file names for each parasha.
For example, the files for the fourth aliyah of Mishpatim, which is the sixth portion of Shemot (the second book), should be “part20604.mp3” and “part20604verses.txt”. The files for the seventh aliyah of Lech Lecha, which is the third portion of Bereshit (the first book), should be “part10307.mp3” and “part10307verses.txt”.

To transfer the MP3 and text files from your computer
to your iPod touch or iPhone follow these 4 steps:

1. Connect your iPod touch or iPhone to your computer.

2. In iTunes, select your device (below DEVICES) in the left frame
    of the screen and click the Apps link at the top of the screen.

3. Below File Sharing select the Torah Reader app from the list
    of apps (TRmatotTeacherEdition) and click Add...

4. In the window that appears select a file to transfer and click Choose.

Below are screenshots of what the iTunes file sharing screen
will look like before and after you transfer the files.

File Sharing 1
File Sharing 2
File Sharing 3    

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