Monday, August 18, 2008

Kute Kosher Kuntzen

For those of you wealthy enough to purchase an iPhone or an iTouch, Rabbi Zalman Goldstein (of The Jewish Learning Group) has released some gadgets for these devices. Check out the review on

It seems that one of these recites the brocho for the item that is clicked on and the other gadget is a timer to remind you when you can eat michiks after a fleshic meal and vice-versa. I don't know how many people will use these but they are a nice gimmick.

Zalman Goldstein has done a lot more than just produce gimmicky things. For a number of years he has been publising, amongst other things, the "Companion" series of guides to Jewish practices. From memory he started with the Shabbat Table Companion which outlines how to conduct Shabbos at home. There are now about 10 of these books - see them here. He has also produced a number of music CDs (here).