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.
Another good Wadjet Eye Games... game. A bit short though and not a whole lot of environmental variety and it lacks a bit in the gameplay department (but the puzzles I completed were satisfying). I thought I'd had no interest in the story but I was pleasantly surprised.
This little product has fantastic voice acting, good characters, very well-written monologues and pretty good dialogues too.
It is, however, very quirky, so that one wonders if this would have been a much better short story; as a "game", it doesn't do quite as well. A nice, refreshing try at expanding the adventure genre, with well-written texts, this merely suffers from having not enough to "do", and having you have to "do" it in a very idiosyncratic, eclectic order devoid of any logic. In this way -- but thankfully, in this way only -- does it not meet up to its rabbinical standards. A short and pleasant digital short-story-***-game encounter.
I actually purchased this game for like two bucks a couple of years ago.
The whole "using questions to answer questions" thing can get really old, but it's an interesting game mechanic once you get the hang of it.
The game features very good writing overall, my only complaint is that it's criminally short.