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Thou Shalt Turn Off Thy Cell Phone: Do you know the difference between public and private?

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Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Daniel S. Brenner

Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Culture and civilization)

Keywords: Values; Technology; Modernity; Culture

Type: Other


The author discusses how technology (like cell phones) and popular culture (like talk shows) have affected modern public/private boundaries and urges readers to think deeply about how and whether personal issues should be discussed in front of strangers.