The Game About Being A Jew That I Needed In High School

Bullying takes many different forms. It was the worst for me when it came under the guise of friendship. I had just entered ninth grade at a prestigious private school in New Jersey. This was a place of unimaginable wealth, the kind of school my mother had fought to get me and my older brother to ever since our father… » 4/22/14 3:30pm 4/22/14 3:30pm

About Jewish Stereotypes And Video Games...

There aren't a lot of Jews in video games. This is something I've always found interesting—considering the disproportionate number of Jews in the world of film and television—but not particularly unusual. Jews make up less than 0.2% of the world's population, so it only makes sense that we'd be in less than 0.2% of… » 1/28/14 3:30pm 1/28/14 3:30pm

Religion in Games: Less a Leap of Faith, More a Suspension of Belief

I've no idea why, but it seems no accident that the week before Easter I went back to start over the original Assassin's Creed, the only game I've ever played that is set in the Holy Land. » 4/04/10 1:00pm 4/04/10 1:00pm

Ghostbusters Breaks New Ground In... Jewish References?

Video games arguably have not had their Citizen Kane. Less debatable is the absence of a video game Seinfeld or Mel Brooks movie. Enter Ghostbusters, the rare game with a Jewish joke. » 6/22/09 5:00pm 6/22/09 5:00pm