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Video Game Pioneer Ralph Baer Saw Play as a Religious Experience

Having fled the Nazis as a boy, he built his own technological utopia

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For Insight Into #Gamergate, Look to Israel

In both cases, dialogue is silly when the other side wishes you were dead

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The Summer’s Hottest Video Game Is About a Scholar Named Hershel

Forget blowing stuff up: Nintendo’s new hero is a brainy, puzzle-solving Jew

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Parents: Gamers Bullying Jewish Students Online

Chicago Public Schools investigating anti-Semitic messages on ‘Clash of Clans’

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Stop Texting. Make a Resolution To Reconnect the Old Fashioned Way.

Our digital age hinders empathy, facilitates malice, and ruptures relationships. But one books argues that all hope is not lost.

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Papers, Please: A Video Game With No Shootouts or Theft—Only the Banality of Evil

New indie hit has players make life-and-death decisions with nothing more than a desk and a set of stamps

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Someone Made an Anne Frank Video Game

Munich designer says game is an educational tool about Frank’s life in hiding

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The Problem With That Holocaust Video Game

A few guesses as to why Nintendo passed on the perplexing game

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To Restart Mideast Peace Talks, John Kerry Should Look to Video Games

From ‘Space Invaders’ to ‘Skyrim,’ video games offer valuable lessons that could help Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

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Leviticus, the Video Game

A new iPhone game turns the Bible’s most detailed book into fast-paced, educational entertainment

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Real Speech in Virtual Worlds

What a character named Adolf Critler means for the future of video games and the First Amendment

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For Your Friday

A video game’s deleted scene makes our afternoon

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Die, Nazi Scum!

Today on Tablet

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Revenge of the Nerds

Video games are the medium of revenge, and for Israeli boys killing Hitler in Wolfenstein, that meant addressing some deep traumas

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God Got Game

Video games teach us everything we need to know about the tension between destiny and free will

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Why Doesn’t Euroleague Recognize Tel Aviv?

A basketball video game refers to ‘Maccabi Electra’

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Love and Death

Long before the Supreme Court deemed violent video games free speech, the 1940s cultural critic Gershon Legman noted Americans’ paradoxical views on sex and violence

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History Game

A new Facebook game, created with help from an American Jewish history professor, introduces players to the complex history of immigration in America

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Mario in 3D

Hebrew U. algorithm gives old video games new lives

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Settlers Launch Terrible New Video Game

The offense is both ideological and aesthetic

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Thumbs Up

This week’s parasha, an exhaustive account of ritualistic slaughter, can teach us a lot about video games, a medium governed entirely by the mechanics of prescribed motions

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Sky Scrapers

Jacob’s ladder, the subject of this week’s parasha, is a lot like the great video game Minecraft

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Gaming God

A haftorah of video games and vengeance

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Dark Night

How technology killed the silent, empty Israeli Yom Kippur experience

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The Song Remains the Same

A Torah portion of music and memory

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iGod the Almighty

A Torah portion of omnipotence and violence

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‘Ghostbusters: The Video Game,’ is Based on the 1984 Film Co-Written By Harold Ramis

Haunted Ham: The new ‘Ghostbusters’ videogame rewards the kosher

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A Few Good Men

With great power comes great responsibility

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