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Jews/Media/Religion: Mapping a Field, Building a Resource

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett; Jeffrey Shandler; Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett; Jeffrey Shandler

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2005, pp.22-24.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Information services and sources)

Keywords: Judaic Studies; Media; Culture; Higher Education

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States


The authors describe the goals, methods and preliminary results of a project called MODIYA (, an open-source, online curricular project gathering materials at the intersection of Jews, Jewish religion and Media. The project exemplifies research-based pedagogy, in which research and teaching proceed in tandem, which (the authors contend) is proper for sucha new field of inquiry.