How have digital technologies entered Jewish life, changing ideas of moral authority, community, gender, education and more? This panel discusses how social media — Jewish gaming, Hasidic blogging, orthodox Facebook sites are changing ideas of moral authority, community, gendered subjectivity and more, while transforming possibilities for Jewish communities in the worlds around them.
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OWEN GOTTLIEB (Steinhardt, NYU)
We Kiss Books, We Waltz with iPads: Embodied and Locative Jewish learning Practices in the Digital Age
RACHEL WAGNER (Religion, Ithaca College)
Mitzvot Mash-Up: Interactivity as Transformative Interpretation
AYALA FADER (Anthropology, Fordham)
Moral Panic in Brooklyn: Jewish Bloggers, Heretics and Skeptics?
Discussant: JEFFREY SHANDLER (Jewish Studies, Rutgers)
Moderator: FAYE GINSBURG (Anthropology, NYU/Center for Religion and Media)
Co-sponsors : NYU Abu Dhabi. With generous support from the Henry R. Luce initiative on Religion & International Affairs.