Online Diaries: Blogging and the Hasidic Life

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), February 2007

The author, writing anonymously, describes his discovery of knowledge of the outside world--forbidden within his Hasidic upbringing and community--via the Internet. Although on his Hasidic blog he seeks justifications for remaining observant, he finds the answers to be uncompelling and continues to struggle with his relationship to religious Judaism and his shaken identity, revealing his struggle only online.

Topic: Hasidim, Internet, Jewish Identification, Technology, Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Judaism, Chasidim, Modernity, Religion, Hasidism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 37/638

Page Number(s): 8-9

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Online Diaries: Blogging and the Hasidic Life. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). February 2007: 8-9.


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