I saw this article a couple weeks back in the Forward, “Torah Games and the Future of Learning” and I think it’s spot on: one because “our” new media environment is saturated by by games and by game-modes of cognition, and two, because there is something so intrinsically game-like about Torah, more especially Talmud, that would lend itself to games and game theory in precisely the way described here. Rabbi Owen Gottlieb, a doctoral candidate at NYU, is a genius for beginning to figure this out.
This remark caught my attention immediately:
This seems an incredibly smart and new way to talk about Jewish thought and culture. Jewish Philosophy, take note!!