Democratizing Judaism

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This week I’ll be the featured guest on Haaretz‘s Rosner’s Domain, hosted by chief US correspondent Shmuel Rosner.

I’ll be answering questions from Shmuel and Haaretz readers all week.

The first question, from Shmuel, referred to an article I wrote about MyJewishLearning, in which I suggested that a vibrant Jewish internet (and a vibrant MJL) could help “change the very fabric of the Jewish community.”  Shmuel was curious how a website could do this.

My answer has to do with the fact that I see the internet as, fundamentally, a democratic medium. If it can help facilitate a democratization of Judaism — a good thing, in my mind — then it can help transform the Jewish community.

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Posted on May 7, 2007

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