Getting Sets Quickly in Columbus

Available at the special price of $21 through 9/15/2016 with discount code EX097

Available at the special price of $21 through 9/15/2016 with discount code EX097

Hannah Gordon won the championship for the game Set in 2006 the one time it was held. She returned to Columbus, Ohio, this week with her parents Liz McMahon and Gary Gordon, for the Mathematical Association of America MathFest 2016. She challenged conference attendees to the game. In the unlikely event she were to be defeated, attendees would get a free copy of their book The Joy of Set.
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IsraelQuiz.org Launches: Compares Obama, Romney, Bush, Reagan

— by David Streeter

The National Jewish Democratic Council today officially launched the website IsraelQuiz.org to provide an informative and fun opportunity to compare and contrast the records of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. The website is a game in which players match up each individual with statements and actions from their careers in public life.

IsraelQuiz.org is an important tool to educate voters about the real differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney, as well as Presidents Bush and Reagan,” said NJDC President and CEO David A. Harris. “Anyone who takes the quiz will realize that President Obama is a great friend of Israel, which is why American Jews will overwhelmingly choose him as the right person to continue strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Click the image on the right to test your knowledge!

Chametz: The Boardgame the whole family can enjoy.

Purim is over and we are started to prepare for Passover. Cleaning the house, preparing the seders and of course activities to keep the kids engaged.

Hazakah has just come out with a great new Passover-themed board game which the whole family will enjoy &mdash Chametz: The Search is On! I play tested the game with my children ages 4 to 19, and they kept asking to play more. This game would make a great gift or afikomen ransom.

Inspired by the classical board game Clue, but instead of trying identify a murder suspect and murder weapon, we are trying to determine which character left an item of chametz in which room. Here is the premise:

It’s a month before Passover and Colonel Moti invites Rabbi Greenberg to give a Passover lecture or shiur in his home. A variety of snack are served. During the course of the evening, one of the members of the congregation inadvertently leaves an item of chametz somewhere in the house. Who left what, and where did they leave it?

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