A New Judaism in the Making Part 1 - A Preliminary Exploration

By Peter Margolis

JDC International Centre for Community Development, 2009

The author analyzes how and why the National Jewish Population Survey of 2000-01 found that 39% of Jews use the Internet for Jewish purposes. One of the major reasons for this phenomenon is the popularity of online social networks, which allow for Jews to connect through blogs, chat rooms, video streaming, and file sharing. Jewish communities that stem from online Jewish social networking now represent what the author labels as "Online Judaism." The author also conducts a quantitative website analysis to explore Online Judaism as an evolving American Jewish institution.

Topic: Community Relations, Survey, Technology, Modernity

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: JDC-Europe

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Bibliographic Information:
Margolis, Peter. A New Judaism in the Making Part 1 - A Preliminary Exploration. JDC International Centre for Community Development. 2009: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3745


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