Come see our adaptation of the classic Talmudic story of Hillel and Shammai. What happens when two rabbinical houses clash on opinions? Radical Rabbis! They are radical due to their strong opinions as well as being rad. As retro is in right now, and nothing is more retro than the Talmud, the aesthetics of this app mirror a 80s videogame, complete with 8bit klezmer music.
Radical Rabbis was conceived and created by Josh Yanowitz and Jennifer Panush based on the Talmudic text Eiruvin 13b, and was a project of Studio G-dcast: CJM 2013. The creation of Radical Rabbis was made possible in part by funds granted by the Covenant Foundation. The statements made and the views expressed, however, are solely the responsibility of the app developers.
Ratings and Reviews
Cool to see the end results
While not exactly the next mario, it's cool seeing this after learning how it was created by students in a Jewish learning session, and knowing that it's possible for works like this to be created in limited time periods. Hopefully this is just the first of many projects. Worth seeing if you're in the Jewish educational space and are curious what sort of projects out there are really pushing the limit of what's possible in hands on creation based learning. Well worth five minutes of my time. Definitely worth checking out.
Quick, but cute.
The app is sort of a gamified version of the Talmudic tales of Hillel and Shammai designed by two emerging artists. It's got three little mini-games that go by pretty quickly, but it's still a really nice introduction to an otherwise complicated text. Will definitely use this to spark a discussion with my students.
Love the characters and music.....a clever use of 8 bit tech
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.