Technology and Jewish Life

By Manfred Gerstenfeld, Avraham Wyler

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), March 2006

In this interview, Rabbi Professor Avraham Wyler discusses the impact of technological advances upon Jewish life -- sociologically, practically and philosophically. Technology, he explains, has caused major social changes such as the suburbanization of Jews, women's increased learning, and the possibility of participating in worldwide community activities; it has further socialized and politicized kashrut certification, and has changed modes of Jewish study. Technology can enhance Shabbat observance and stimulate better observance of the commandments, the author notes. He also analyzes the philosophical relationship between the Jewish outlook and the world of technological civilization.

Topic: Halakha, Ritual, Jewish Law, Technology, Future

Name of Publication: Jewish Political Studies Review

Volume/Issue: Vol. 18/No. 1-2

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Genre: Report

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gerstenfeld, Manfred. Wyler, Avraham. Technology and Jewish Life. Jewish Political Studies Review. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). March 2006:


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