Russell Stone is a Jewish Rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem. Membership is way down and he lacks the funds to keep his synagogue open. Things are looking very bleak, and he has grown progressively more cynical and bitter with the passage of time.
User reviews: Very Positive (217 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 21, 2013
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“The Shivah fits a compelling moral conscience over a tight decision tree, and compared to [other titles], its rewards are subtler and more satisfying.”
B – Onion AV Club

“It's in games like this that gaming really starts to measure up to conventional literature for emotional and intellectual integrity.”
PC Gamer

“The Shivah's interesting clues system, well-written dialog, logical puzzles and fascinating commentary make it easy to recommend.”
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

About This Game

Russell Stone is a Jewish Rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem. Membership is way down and he lacks the funds to keep his synagogue open. Things are looking very bleak, and he has grown progressively more cynical and bitter with the passage of time.

Just as he is on the verge of packing it all in, he receives some interesting news. A former member of his congregation has died and left the Rabbi a significant amount of money. A blessing? Or the start of something far more sinister? Can Rabbi Stone just accept the money and move on? His conscience says no. Step into his shoes as he travels all over Manhattan in his attempt to uncover the truth.

Features rabbinical conversation methods, a unique method of fighting, an original score, and three different endings!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win 2000 or higher
    • Processor: Pentium or higher
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256-colour: 266 Mhz or above
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Supports all DirectX-compatible sound cards
Helpful customer reviews
57 of 87 people (66%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
silly goyims
keep buying our game ironically
rabbi stone needs everyone's money
Posted: June 22
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Mixing the OCD of point-and-click adventure games with the OCD of Judaism is a pairing sweeter than apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah.
Posted: June 27
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33 of 55 people (60%) found this review helpful
35.0 hrs on record
oy vey only a buck goyim
Posted: June 20
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Oy vey, don't be meshugga but be a mensch and buy this game, you momzer. Rabbi Stone needs your shekels to repair the synagogue so be a good goy and put on your yamaka and get ready for this exciting tale.
(TL Note: Momzer is Jewish for goyim)
Posted: June 30
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
The story is quite short but still solid and dramatic. Should not miss this one.
Posted: June 9
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150 of 188 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Oy Vey, Goyim! Why haven't you donated your shekels towards this game!? You bring shonda to your kind.
Posted: February 24
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