The Apple iPhone, AP, 2010
An Associated Press reporter holds the new Apple iPhone in San Francisco on June 24, 2010. Photo by AP
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In the age of the iPhone, keeping the faith has never been as flexible and accessible as it is now. According to a recent report from ABI Research, the app industry is set to achieve 44 billion cumulative downloads by 2016. While there are no numbers on faith-based downloads alone, religion — especially Judaism, which has long wrestled to adapt to the times — is very well-represented in this space.

Although religious curiosity can currently be satisfied as easily as a burrito craving, can the fast-foodification of Judaism inspire a selectively observant Jew to fill up on his faith? After downloading a bunch of Jewish iPhone apps recommended by rabbis and other righteous friends, Mike Dojc decided to take them on a road test.

Read more on The Forward.