February 25, 2005

A Robot Speaks, and Online Fans Express Joy

Article "A Robot Speaks, and Online Fans Express Joy" by Steven I. Weiss for The Jewish Daily Forward, February 25, 2005:
Christmas Eve comes with a lot of anticipation for those who celebrate the holiday. But for thousands of Jewish fans of the online comic strip “ShaBot6000,” anticipation took a different form: On December 24, 2004, their favorite cartoon character spoke.
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February 11, 2005

Shabot on UJC

Liel Leibovitz's article "An Unlikely Pairing" from The Jewish Week is reprinted on UJC.com.

An Unlikely Pairing

Article "An Unlikely Pairing" by Liel Liebovitz for The Jewish Week, posted February 11, 2005:
The strip embodies Levin’s mission: an irreverent, funny, yet ultimately respectful examination of Orthodox Judaism. To enhance the humor with a dollop of edification, he concludes each strip with footnotes that lucidly clarify key religious concepts. In just one year of weekly online publication, Shabot and his master have taken on several pillars of Jewish life, from tzedakah to JDate. And it just might take a robot, Levin hopes, to start a serious conversation about Judaism.
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