Unit: Haredi Media
Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) communties are popularly perceived as being willfully disconnected to modern technologies. However, this is not the case. There is certainly more reticence among Haredi Jews in embracing new technologies, but the communities involved generally come to terms with their uses at one point or another. While traditional print media, ranging from newspapers to flyers and placards put up in their neighborhoods, still dominates in Haredi communities, use of the internet has been rising steadily.
1. What does it mean for a culture that has attempted to guard itself from outside influences to engage with the internet?
2. Is Haredi use of the internet a turning point in ultra-orthodox Jewish culture or have similar moments already occurred?
3. Has the nature of Haredi society changed at all because of engagements with new technologies?