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Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America

Jeffrey Shandler


Engaging media has been an ongoing issue for American Jews, as it has been for other religious communities in the United States, for several generations. This book is a pioneering examination of the impact of new communications technologies and media practices on the religious life of American Jewry over the past century. The book’s examples range from early recordings of cantorial music to Hasidic outreach on the Internet. In between it explores mid-twentieth-century ecumenical radio and television broadcasting, video documentation of life cycle rituals, museum displays and tourist practices ... More

Keywords: American Jews, communications technologies, media practices, American Jewry, religious life, American Judaism, Jewish religious community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814740675
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814740675.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Shandler, author