Adam Sandler

It's Beginning To Look A Like Chanukah

8 Nights Of Chanukah A Capella Mashup

Get into the pre-Chanukah spirit with this video produced by Jordan Gorfinkel, creator of the Everything's Relative comic strip featured in The Jewish Week!

You're No One Till Somebody Tweets You: Happening Hashtags

On the day last month that Apple released its newest iPhone, tweets using the hashtag #iPhone5 – the device people were expecting rather than the 4S – were coming so fast and furious that you could barely read one tweet before it was pushed down the Twitter or TweetDeck screen by the next entries.

When Gilad Shalit, a short while later, was released from Hamas captivity, there was also a steady stream of tweets, though far fewer per hour. There's no question that this simple form of communication has become a way to see what's hot and what's not.

Taboo, But Educational

Jewish version of popular board game gets clues from Encyclopedia Judaica.

07/21/2011
Staff Writer

When Seth Burstein and Ian Framson started throwing clues at each other while playing the board game “Taboo,” they came up with more than just a way to kill an afternoon.

The two Jewish friends and serial entrepreneurs, amused by the game that requires teams to guess topics without the most obvious hints, began offering a mix of Hebrew and Yiddish phrases to help one another.

Taboo, But Educational

Jewish version of popular Hasbro game gets clues from Encyclopedia Judaica.

07/21/2011
Staff Writer

When Seth Burstein and Ian Framson started throwing clues at each other while playing the card game “Taboo,” they came up with more than just a way to kill an afternoon.

The two Jewish friends and serial entrepreneurs, amused by the game that requires teams to guess topics without the most obvious hints, began offering a mix of Hebrew and Yiddish phrases to help one another.

Board of Jewish Education: Seth Burstein with his Hebrew-word packed game.
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