Ultra-orthodox representations in Israeli radio satire

Tal Laor, Yair Galily

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The growing power of the media to define social values and perceptions is a conspicuous feature of contemporary life. Radio is one such shaper of social reality perceptions. While much of the media research focuses on secular organisations operating in a Western, liberal context, not much attention has been paid to this tension between religion and modernity within media outlets. This article examines representations of Israel’s Jewish ultra-orthodox minority in Israel’s daily radio satire shows, a popular and intuitive medium. It shows that content is usually based on the broadcasters’ spontaneous feelings contrary to other media. The findings in the article depict an isolated community out of touch with public consensus and mainstream society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-296
Number of pages26
JournalIsrael affairs
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022


  • Entertainment
  • Israel
  • Radio
  • Satire
  • Sectorial presentation
  • Ultra-orthodox


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