MODIYA

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The MODIYA Project is an open source resource for exploring the interrelation of Jews, media, and religion as an area of research and teaching. Within this wide-ranging field, the MODIYA Project addresses such issues as: how uses of media figure in Jewish religious practices, how Jews discuss the opportunities and challenges new media pose to religious life, and how the engagement with media engenders new notions and experiences of Jewish community, continuity, and spirituality. We believe that attention to this field of inquiry will enhance the study of Jewish religion, history, and culture, as well as make valuable contributions to the fields of religious studies, communications, media studies, ethnic studies, and cultural studies, among other disciplines.