Skip To Content
The Schmooze

Introducing ‘Tajew’: Taboo, Jewish Edition

It’s boxed Judaism, plus shipping and handling.

Two friends have turned their faith into a money-making venture, the Boston Herald reports.

Seth Burstein and Ian Framson were playing Taboo, the popular Hasbro game, when it struck them: “Dude, we should make a game called Tajew and have all of the clues related to Judaism,” Burstein told the Herald.

The duo reportedly vetted their ideas for the game by mining Burstein’s rabbi brother and Framson’s grandmother for guess words, some of which include “anoint”, “ark”, and “Adon Olam.”

Burstein and Framson then paired up with the Chicago-based Jewish Educational Toys, who contacted Hasbro for licensing purposes. The toy-making giant agreed, and Taboo, Jewish Edition now retails on Amazon for $34.95.

Taboo is the third popular board game to be remade by Jewish educational toys, following Apples to Apples and Apples to Apples junior edition.

Taboo, Jewish Edition features packaging similar to that of the original — with the most noticeable difference being that the simpering face depicted on the Jewish edition box wears a yarmulke.


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.