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Select a Reading

Reading Views

To select a reading, tap "Open reading" from the TropeTrainer Home screen. A Reading List view is shown:

When the list is first opened, the closest reading to today's date is selected. For example, on a normal Monday, the weekday Torah reading for that week is shown. Weekly Shabbat Torah readings are listed in in the order of their Shabbat reading date. Holidays are listed by their start date. To select a different reading, tap its name in the left-hand list. Selections appropriate for that reading appear in the right-hand list. Swipe the lists up and down to get to the entry you are looking for. To open a reading tap its entry in the right-hand list. The selected reading is opened in a new view. (Instructions for using the Display Reading view)

A loudspeaker icon next to a reading's name indicates that you have purchased the audio for that reading.

Some Shabbat readings and most Holidays have differences from year to year. For example, the Haftarah for the Torah reading "Pinchas" is different if the Shabbat it is read on happens before the 17th of the Hebrew month Tammuz, than if it falls after that date. Similarly, if the first day of Rosh Hashanah falls on Shabbat, seven people are called up to the Torah, whereas if it falls on a weekday, only five are called up. TropeTrainer software accounts for this, and only shows you the readings that are correct for the year you are looking at. When the reading list is opened, it displays readings from a year before and a year after the current date.

To open a reading from a later year, tap the button. To move back a year, tap the button. To return the list to the current day's reading (or what is read next if the Torah is not read on that day, tap .

Finding a reading using the Hebrew Calendar

To find a reading using TropeTrainer's built-in Hebrew Calendar, tap the button. A Hebrew calendar is displayed for the month of the currently selected reading. After you have selected a date in the Hebrew calendar, the Reading List will be displayed, set to the date you selected in the calendar. (Instructions for using the Hebrew Calendar)

Opening Recent Readings

TropeTrainer Mobile keeps a list of the last 16 readings you have opened. To open a recent reading, tap the "Recent" tab bar button at the bottom of the Reading List view:

A list of recently opened readings is displayed:

To open a recent reading, tap its entry in the Recent Readings list. The selected reading is opened in a new view. (Instructions for using the Display Reading view)

To remove an entry from the Recent Readings list, swipe-right its row in the list (touch the row on the list you want to delete, and drag your finger to the right). You will be asked to confirm the deletion.

Note: When the Recent readings tab is selected, the Today, –Year, +Year and Calendar buttons are disabled, since Recent readings were selected from specific years and the readings year can't be changed from the Recent Readings list.

Note: Opening a reading with the same name as a reading currently on the Recent Readings list does not duplicate its entry in the list, but it does move the reading to the top of the list. Weekday and Shabbat readings of the same Torah portion, and any Haftarot opened for that Torah portion are all considered as having different names, and will all appear separately on the Recent Readings list.

Opening Holiday Readings

Holiday readings are found in the list of "All readings". To find a Holiday reading more quickly, tap the "Holidays" tab bar button. A list of all Holidays by date is displayed:

To open a reading tap its entry in the right-hand list. The selected reading is opened in a new view. (Instructions for using the Display Reading view)

Opening Megillot

Megillah readings are listed as a selection for the holiday on which they are read. Megillat Esther is listed with Purim, Ruth with Shavuot, Kohelet(Ecclesiastes) is read on Sukkot, Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs) on Pesach, and Eichah (Lamentations) on Tisha B'Av. You can also jump directly to a Megillah reading by tapping the "Megillot" tab bar button. The five Megillot are listed:

Note: When the Megillot tab is selected, the Today, –Year, +Year and Calendar buttons are disabled, since the Megillot do not change from year to year.

To open a reading tap its entry in the left-hand list, then tap its entry in the right-hand list. The selected reading is opened in a new view. (Instructions for using the Display Reading view)

Opening Custom readings

Customs regarding which verses an aliyah includes vary between synagogues. TropeTrainer Mobile lets you define Custom Readings that include exactly the verses you want.

To open a Custom Reading you have previously created and saved, tap the Custom reading tab bar button. The list of Custom Readings you have defined on this device is displayed:

Tap the entry for the reading you want to view.

To create a new custom reading, tap the yellow row at the top of the Custom Reading list. The Custom Reading editor opens. (Instructions for creating and editing custom readings).

To delete a custom reading, right-swipe the row listing the reading. You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the reading.

To edit a custom reading, left-swipe the row listing the reading. The Custom Reading editor opens, displaying the current settings for the reading.

Note: When the Custom readings tab is selected, the Today, –Year, +Year and Calendar buttons are disabled, since Custom readings are not tied to specific days in TropeTrainer Mobile.

To open a reading tap its entry in the right-hand list. The selected reading is opened in a new view.

(Instructions for Viewing a Reading)

 

(Instructions for Selecting a Reading)

(Instructions for Using the Hebrew Calendar)

(Instructions for Buying Reading Audio )

(Instructions for Listening to a Reading)

(Instructions for Adjusting Settings)

(Instructions for Viewing and Listening to a Blessing)

(Instructions for Creating Custom Readings)

 

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