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Happy New Year everyone! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

I've made a resolution, pending me finding accessible materials to study: I'm going to do my best to start keeping up the weekly parsha β€” weekly Torah portion β€” each week. I fell off trying to keep up with this years ago when my eye strain became unmanageable, and I became caught up in doing other things (particularly activism, which I've stepped away from in this past year).

But now that I've committed myself to taking it easy and living within my body's energy limits, and now that technology has advanced to the point that surely there must be electronic resources out there for Blind and/or dyslexic people to study Torah by ear (or at least large print) it's time I returned β€” β€œ(turn and) return” (from teshuvah done during the month prior to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) β€” to Torah study.

Also, since I mis using my voice, I hope there's finally an OS X version of Trope Trainer (assuming that still exists).

Date: Monday, September 14th, 2015 01:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] somekindoflight
And a happy New Year to you too. I wish you all the blessings in the upcoming year.

Also, what is Trope Trainer?

Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 12:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] somekindoflight
How bad is it that before I asked you what TropeTrainer is that I thought maybe it was an app to train you in the proper use of TV tropes? Though I logically knew that wasn't the case and I think the actual app is much more awesome.

Date: Thursday, September 17th, 2015 12:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] somekindoflight
OMG. You do it too! AAAH!

Sorry. We can't help with your training. But we can happily dive down that rabbit hole. That and the cracked.com rabbit hole too while we're at it.

Date: Monday, September 14th, 2015 01:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
Best wishes and good luck with your resolution :)

Date: Monday, September 14th, 2015 09:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] friendly_sasquatch
✩❀Happy New Year!❀✩

*delighted sasquatch face*

Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 12:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] metapianycist
Shanah tovah! I started following the weekly parsha about a month ago, so we can maybe be Torah study buddies.

Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] josiahd
Are you on Twitter? Any interest in #parshachat?

Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] josiahd
Trope trainer does still exist and have an OS X version, and you can make the text very large.

There's also a free iOS app for Torah trope specifically. It's made by JTS or the RA or someone but I don't remember what it's called.

Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] josiahd
mechon-mamre.org has Tanakh.

There's also Accordance, which is an app I use to study Tanakh. It's awesome, but expensive.

Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] josiahd
hebcal.com also has some parsha stuff

Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] josiahd
That would be fun except I got stuck in a tunnel and keep getting stuck places. Any way we could turn on warps? It's not very much fun for me without warps.

Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 12:10 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kpagination
a late l'shana tovah to you!

Youtube Readings?

Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 03:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sinisterporpoise
As someone who has virtually no knowledge of this, and someone who is not legally blind, I have no idea if this is a viable solution or not, but I did come across these on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=weekly+torah+readings

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