Identity, unity and discord
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The eﬀects of media content of religion and of religious media may be measured at a number of levels: in terms of exposure to media, and the eﬀects of the exposure both upon Israeli’s religious identity, and upon the social perception of other Jews. These are, ﬁrst, the exposure of Israelis to religious content in the media. One byproduct of media content of religion is that it circumvents traditional forms of religious authority providing people with alternative sources of information. Secondly, there is the impact upon religious identity. A byproduct is the exposure to media of rabbis in terms of their being ‘religious decisionmakers’, as inﬂuential leaders of communities, educators and religious court judges. Thirdly, there is the impact of media coverage on the mutual perceptions of secular-religious relations.