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Episode 12 - Choice Effect 3

Release DATE: September 28, 2022

Finally, our first video game based episode! Ethan shares his insights to one of the most controversial decisions from the last decade that was made in the virtual RPG world. Listen to the episode or not, the choice is entirely yours. Or at least maybe that’s what we want you to think.


The theme music for Torah Smash! was created by Shawn Fogel. You can check out Shawn's bands and studio work at


This episode is supported in part by MagneticShul, which is a tech-free, self-contained box with a synagogue background and magnets of the people and props we encounter at shul. The color sets invite children to play and create their own stories while at services or whenever MagneticShul is brought out.

MagneticShul makes a wonderful addition to synagogues. It is an educational tool used by all ages: free play, structured barrier games, stop motion animation, or just retelling the synagogue experience. For parents, MagneticShul is a wonderful tool for their children to discover the synagogue through developmentally appropriate play. It is portable and can be enjoyed both on the road, while driving, or in the comfort of your own home or at synagogue. Ultimately, MagneticShul is where kids play to pray.

MagneticShul is the brainchild of educator Justin Sakofs. The project was incubated through the PresenTense Global Institute with magnets produced in Israel, the tins are printed in China, and it is assembled by the clients of Keshet in Chicago.

To learn more about MagneticShul visit or contact its creator at

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