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Chabad.org Music Radio App Launched

September 17, 2018 5:00 PM

“If words are the pen of the heart,” taught Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, “then song is the pen of the soul.”

Music has always been at the heart of the Chassidic movement, serving as a powerful tool in prayer, meditation and celebratory gatherings.

Chabad.org is proud to announce our new Chabad.org Music Radio app.

Available on desktop and mobile, the app streams Jewish and Chassidic music to users 24/6.

“When we launched our Chabad.org Radio app, our Torah class app that streams classes 24/6, we added Jewish tunes to fill the time between classes,” says Rabbi Mendy Kaminker. “We were asked, ‘I love the classes, but where can I get more of the music as well?’ ”

The Chabad.org Music Radio app was born and has already garnered tremendous interest. Since its launch, it has logged over 170,000 streams.

The app plays an eclectic mix of classic Jewish and Chassidic tunes, and also features an alarm clock, sleep timer and more.

It can be downloaded on both Android and iOS. You can also listen online by clicking here.

‘Alexa, Give Tzedakah’

Now you can give charity with a voice command

September 6, 2018 11:20 PM

During our High Holiday prayers, we declare that “repentance, prayer and tzedakah avert the severity of the decree”—that through acts of righteous charity, of giving to help others, we can draw down blessings for the entire year.

To make the mitzvah of tzedakah ever more accessible, Chabad.org has leveraged Amazon Alexa to allow users to donate directly through the virtual assistant using their voice.

Chabad.org is one of a select group of charities chosen by Amazon to take part in an early launch of this new Alexa feature.

By saying “Alexa, make a donation to Chabad.org,” Alexa Donations, powered by Amazon Pay, will execute the donation. This new feature enables users to give tzedakah at any time, and especially at auspicious times, such as before prayers or before lighting the Shabbat candles at the start of Shabbat (but not on Shabbat and Jewish festivals).

According to Amazon, more than a million people have used Amazon Pay to donate to charities even before Alexa Donations was launched.

This feature is part of a suite of new virtual assistant applications that Chabad.org is in the process of developing for Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

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