Introduction: Jewish Gamevironments – Exploring Understanding With Playful Systems, 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology
Introduction: Jewish Gamevironments – Exploring Understanding With Playful Systems, Owen Gottlieb
The study of Judaism, Jewish civilizationi, and games is currently comprised of projects of a rather small set of game scholars. A sample of our work is included in this issue.
Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology
Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb
This article provides context for and examines aspects of the design process of a game for learning. Lost & Found (2017a, 2017b) is a tabletop-to-mobile game series designed to teach medieval religious legal systems, beginning with Moses Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah (1180), a cornerstone work of Jewish legal rabbinic literature. Through design narratives, the article demonstrates the complex design decisions faced by the team as they balance the needs of player engagement with learning goals. In the process the designers confront challenges in developing winstates and in working with complex resource management. The article provides insight into the pathways the team found ...
Gallaty's "The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow An Eastern Rabbi" (Book Review), 2017 Alaska Christian College
Gallaty's "The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow An Eastern Rabbi" (Book Review), Lindsay Hallam
The Christian Librarian
No abstract provided.
Profile Interview With Pamela K. Sari, 2017 Purdue University
Profile Interview With Pamela K. Sari, Keslee Diiorio
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement
Pamela K. Sari is a PhD candidate in American studies at Purdue University. She also is affi liated with the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program and the Anthropology Department. Her research, teaching, and engagement interests relate to how individuals and communities navigate issues of “home” and “belonging.” Her dissertation research examines a transnational connection between a Charismatic megachurch in central Java, Indonesia, and its American church partners, particularly Indonesian immigrant churches in southern California. Through her experience living in Indonesia and the United States where religious practices are prevalent, she is interested in the intersectionality between religion ...
Book Review: Representing Genocide: The Holocaust As Paradigm?, 2017 Holocaust Museum Houston
Book Review: Representing Genocide: The Holocaust As Paradigm?, Emily Sample
Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal
No abstract provided.
Music In Haredi Jewish Life: Liquid Modernity And The Negotiation Of Boundaries In Greater New York, 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Music In Haredi Jewish Life: Liquid Modernity And The Negotiation Of Boundaries In Greater New York, Gordon A. Dale
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
In this dissertation I seek to understand tensions regarding boundary maintenance, music, and cultural continuity among the contemporary Haredi (“Ultra-Orthodox”) Jewish community of Greater New York in the context of sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s theory of liquid modernity. While Bauman suggests that modernity has melted familiar institutions and created an unstable and rapidly shifting world, I argue that for Haredim, the non-liberal religious community and its cultural productions solidify social bonds. While many Haredi Jews strive to continue the musical practices of pre-WWII Europe, some Haredi musicians push or disregard the boundaries of accepted practice by experimenting with Western popular ...
Card Tricks: A Workflow For Scalability And Dynamic Content Creation Using Paper2d And Unreal Engine 4, 2017 RIT (undergraduate student)
Card Tricks: A Workflow For Scalability And Dynamic Content Creation Using Paper2d And Unreal Engine 4, Owen Gottlieb, Dakota Herold, Edward Amidon
Presentations and other scholarship
In this paper, we describe the design and technological methods of
our dynamic sprite system in Lost & Found, a table-top-to-mobile
card game designed to improve literacy regarding prosocial
aspects of religious legal systems, specifically, collaboration and
cooperation. Harnessing the capabilities of Unreal Engine’s
Paper2D system, we created a dynamic content creation pipeline
that empowered our game designers so that they could rapidly
iterate on the game’s systems and balance externally from the
engine. Utilizing the Unreal Blueprint component system we were
also able to modularize each actor during runtime as data may be
changed. The technological approach behind ...
Lg Ms 42 Am Chofshi Archives, 2017 University of Southern Maine
Lg Ms 42 Am Chofshi Archives, Anthony Marvullo
Search the Manuscript Collection (Finding Aids)
The Am Chofshi Archives were donated by Gail Kass and Susan Horowitz in 2004. Kass was Am Chofshi’s treasurer and as such these archives contain financial documents and fundraising materials, some of which are restricted.
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Museum Approaches To Judaica: The Forgotten Spoils Of The Nazi Plunder Of Europe, 2017 Seton Hall University
Museum Approaches To Judaica: The Forgotten Spoils Of The Nazi Plunder Of Europe, Derek Butler
Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)
Museum professionals are faced with many legal and ethical issues on a daily basis, many of which are rooted in the actions of people in the past. One of the largest issues discussed in our community over the last several decades stems from the mass looting of artwork across Europe by the Nazis during World War Two. While much attention has been given to the procedures and practices museums must go through in order to identify potential stolen works and return them to their rightful owners, Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues were also ransacked by German soldiers and anything of ...
The Biblical Value Of Pi In Light Of Traditional Judaism, 2017 Oregon State University
The Biblical Value Of Pi In Light Of Traditional Judaism, Morris Engelson
Journal of Humanistic Mathematics
There are numerous attempts at a solution to the puzzle as to why the Biblical value of pi, as demonstrated by the measurements of King Solomon's pool, is exactly 3 and not a better approximation. This article shows that virtually all such published solutions are deficient because volume-based factors are ignored. Issues respecting the volume of this pool are explained, and some possible solutions of the puzzle are presented.
The Helpers Of The Secret Annex: A Guide For Students, 2017 Dyson College, Pace University
The Helpers Of The Secret Annex: A Guide For Students, Elliot L. Hearst Dyson College, Pace University, Victoria Noriega, Research Asst.
Student and Faculty Research Days
No abstract provided.
Escape From The List: Courage, Sacrifice, Survival, 2017 Dyson College, Pace University
Escape From The List: Courage, Sacrifice, Survival, Elliot L. Hearst, Angelica E. Roman, Research Asst.
Student and Faculty Research Days
Anne Frank has been described as Hitler’s most famous victim. By virtue of her diary, which was in fact a heavily revised memoir that today might be considered to belong to the genre of creative non-fiction, Anne Frank has attained a kind of immortality that the art form of writing frequently provides. This should not, of course, trivialize her fate, nor the suffering of the multitudes of other victims of the Nazi regime, a group comprised of Jews, as well as non-Jews. Some of these stories have been told in great detail, while many others have not. What follows ...
Book Review - Among The Living, 2017 Kennesaw State University
Book Review - Among The Living, Linda M. Golian-Lui
Georgia Library Quarterly
No abstract provided.
Truly Jewish: Diasporic Identity And “Chosen Glory” In “Monte Sant’Angelo”, 2017 Liberty University
Truly Jewish: Diasporic Identity And “Chosen Glory” In “Monte Sant’Angelo”, Sara Heist
Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research
In her memoir Unorthodox, Deborah Feldman observes, “A Jew can never be a goy... even if they try to become one. They may dress like one, speak like one, live like one, but Jewishness is something that can never be erased” (96). Her intriguing observation parallels the major themes of Arthur Miller’s short story “Monte Sant’Angelo,” which explores Jewish identity. The modern psychological constructs of diasporic identity, “chosen glory,” and “chosen trauma,” developed after the short story was written, help to interpret the psychological drama unfolding in the little village of Monte Sant’Angelo. Bernstein, a diasporic Ashkenazi ...
"The Space Of Words": Exile And Diaspora In The Works Of Nelly Sachs. By Jennifer M. Hoyer. Rochester, Ny: Camden House. 2014., 2017 North Carolina State University
"The Space Of Words": Exile And Diaspora In The Works Of Nelly Sachs. By Jennifer M. Hoyer. Rochester, Ny: Camden House. 2014., Lynda K. Nyota
Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature
Review of "The Space of Words": Exile and Diaspora in the Works of Nelly Sachs. By Jennifer M. Hoyer. Rochester, NY: Camden House. 2014.
Transcription, Translation, And Annotation: Observations On Three Medieval Islamicate Medical Texts In Upenn Ms Codex 1649, Y. Tzvi Langermann
Provides an introduction to previously unpublished and incomplete copies of three Arabic medical tracts translated in Judeo-Arabic: al-Mughnīfī Tadbīr al-Amrāḍ (“The Sufficient for the Management of Illnesses”) by Sa’īd ibn Hibat Allah (fols. 15-18, 40-52, 211-307), al-Adwiya al-Qalbiyya (“Cardiac Drugs”) by Abū ‘Alī Ibn Sīnā (fols. 25-39), and al- KāmilfīṢinā‘at al-Ṭibb (“The Complete [Book] in the Art of Medicine”), also known as al- Mālikī ( “The Royal [Book]”) by Abū al-‘Abbās al-Majūsī (fols. 53-210). The copies, compiled by a Jewish physician identified as David ben Shalom, were produced in Sicily in the fifteenth century in Sicily and provide ...
A Brush With Weimar Germany.Docx, 2017 University of Wollongong
A Brush With Weimar Germany.Docx, Rowan Cahill
In Conversation With Seth Pollack, 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay
In Conversation With Seth Pollack, Seth Pollack, Marshall Welch
Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education (EPiCHE)
In November 2016, EPiCHE Editor Marshall J. Welch sat down with service-learning scholar and practitioner Seth Pollack. They explored how the spiritual and religious dimensions of Seth’s life have influenced his personal passions and academic career.
Seth Pollack is Professor of Service Learning, and the founding faculty director of the Service Learning Institute at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). For the past 17 years, Seth has provided overall leadership for the Service Learning Institute at CSUMB. In 2005, he received the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning, recognized as the nation’s outstanding faculty in the field ...
Love Sick The Musical - A Reflection Of My Undergraduate Studies, 2017 Dominican University of California
Love Sick The Musical - A Reflection Of My Undergraduate Studies, William Kelly
Senior Theses and Capstone Projects
No abstract available
Commitment To Understanding And Understanding Commitment: Reflections And Dilemmas At The Intersection Of Racial Justice And My Jewish Identity, Devra Goldstein
International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)
As discussions of intersectionality and justice deepen and expand, this paper calls activists to include analyses of antisemitism in identity politics and organizing initiatives, most notably racial justice. I situate my critique of the silence around antisemitism in current analyses of antisemitism in social justice organizing. I draw on traditions of Yiddish storytelling and share five autoethnographic narratives from my personal experiences of pursuing racial justice and resisting antisemitism. Through these stories, I illustrate some of the points of tension and opportunity at the intersection of antisemitism and racism. When I explore the nuances of navigating this intersection, I find ...