The eight day holiday of Hanukkah begins at sundown on Saturday, December 8th. The Jewish Museum's first Hanukkah app is available for free at the iTunes Store. Light My Fire: A Hanukkah App allows users to select a contemporary or traditional Hanukkah lamp from the Museum's renowned collection, choose a unique background to place it on, light the lamp and then share it with their family and friends.
There is a choice of eighteen lamps from eleven different countries, representing four centuries of artistic production, and thirteen backgrounds from the traditional to whimsical, including a window sill, Op Art, a photo of a cat, and more. Users can save the lamps they choose to their very own collection. The app also provides options to access blessings in English, Hebrew, and transliterated Hebrew; lighting the menorah instructions; holiday information; and background details on menorahs in general as well as each Hanukkah lamp pictured.