Shivah (2013)

About This Game

The Shivah is a point-and-click adventure game from 2006, designed and developed by Dave Gilbert with the assistance of others, including voice actors and artists. It is notable in that it features a rabbi as its protagonist and explores themes related to the Jewish faith.

Russell Stone is a 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. 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.


  • Updated graphics and newly composed music.
  • Rabbinical conversation methods.
  • Talmudic combat – fight the way only a rabbi can!
  • Three different endings

Game Details

Genre Adventure – Point-and-click – Modern
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Mac OS X (10.7.5) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released November 21, 2013
Size 85 MB
Company Wadjet Eye Games / Wadjet Eye Games

Intro / Trailer / Walkthrough

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, Mouse, Keyboard.

Minimum system requirements – Mac:

Macbook (early 2009), Macbook Pro (mid 2007), IMac (early 2009), MacMini (early 2009), Mac Pro (early 2009), MacBook Air (late 2008). Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.

Please note: This game currently does not support macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Minimum system requirements – Linux:

Ubuntu 14.04 / Linux Mint 17,
Processor: 1 GHz,
Memory: 256 MB RAM,
Graphics: 64 MB of VRAM.


Shivah (2013)

Next Game

Airline Tycoon Deluxe (1998)

People Who Also See

Thimbleweed Park (2017)