On Jewish Learning

On Jewish Learning collects essays, speeches, and letters that express Rosenzweig's desire to reconnect the profound truths of Judaism with the lives of ordinary people.

Author: Franz Rosenzweig

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299182342

Category: Education

Page: 128

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On Jewish Learning collects essays, speeches, and letters that express Rosenzweig's desire to reconnect the profound truths of Judaism with the lives of ordinary people. An assimilated Jew and scholar of German philosophy, Rosenzweig was on the point of conversion to Christianity when the experience of a Yom Kippur service in 1913 brought him back to Judaism, and he began to study with philosopher Hermann Cohen. Seeking how to be an observant Jew in the modern world, Rosenzweig refused to reduce the traditions of Jewish law to mere rituals, customs, and folkways. His aim for himself and for others was to find Judaism by living it, and to live it by knowing it more deeply.

Creating High Impact Jewish Learning

The data in this report enable your team to reflect on the capabilities that are necessary to launch Jewish learning models that can engage and nurture 21st century learners." -Executive Summary.

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Category: Jewish religious education

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"This report is designed to help your congregation use data to advance innovative Jewish education that makes a positive difference in the lives of learners. Small changes in program or curriculum have not proven powerful enough to address the needs of today's learners. Rather, current thinking indicates that new models of Jewish learning that, in some combination, engage the family, attend to the individual, provide lived experience, build relationships and community and redesign the role of teacher are required. The data in this report enable your team to reflect on the capabilities that are necessary to launch Jewish learning models that can engage and nurture 21st century learners." -Executive Summary.

History and Torah

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: New York, Schocken

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Category: Jewish learning and scholarship

Page: 127

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Leaves of Faith

Where its predecessor dwelt primarily upon the content, mode, and practitioners of Torah study, this volume focuses upon issues--some theoretical, others pragmatic; some current, others timeless--which concern the practice and ...

Author: Aharon Lichtenstein

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881256680

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 390

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Where its predecessor dwelt primarily upon the content, mode, and practitioners of Torah study, this volume focuses upon issues--some theoretical, others pragmatic; some current, others timeless--which concern the practice and implementation of Torah. It opens with an inquiry into whether, and to what extent, Halakhah recognizes the validity and value of an ethic which, in some sense, lies beyond its scope. This is followed by two essays--focused upon events in Israel but of more general significance, as well--which deal with the character--and bounds of Jewish polity. Tangentially related is the subject of the next chapter--straddling the communal and the personal--regarding the parameters of tolerance. The next several chapters treat more purely personal topics--response to suffering, Shabbat prayer, and shemittah. They are followed by discussions of aspects of the sensitive areas of conversion, abortion, and the Israeli chief rabbinate, commingled with two essays, more sociologically oriented, on Jewish self-identification and communal service, and an exchange concerning Baruch Goldstein. These are, in turn, followed by two chapters focused upon modern or centrist Orthodoxy, particularly. The volume concludes with a series of responses to major questions posed in various symposia, in which participants were asked, descriptively and prescriptively, both to evaluate the current Jewish scene and to chart a suggested course for its future direction.

Portraits of Jewish Learning

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nai/b'not mitzvah) responsible for taking on Jewish obligatory responsibilities, ...

Author: Diane Tickton Schuster

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532659091

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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Portraits of Jewish Learning brings together colorful accounts of the ways that Jewish students today are having meaningful learning experiences in day school classrooms, Hebrew programs, synagogue-based schools, and high school and college courses that push students out of their comfort zone. Whether the students are second graders engaged in text analysis, sixth graders solving complex "mystery puzzles" about Jewish values, or teens encountering "counter-narratives" about Israel's history, these stories--informed by careful and disciplined inquiry--prompt readers to reflect on questions of what Jewish learning is, what we can discover by studying experiences of learning at close range and over time, and how Jewish education can respond to the needs and interests of Jewish learners who seek a Judaism that is relevant in today's world. The work of researchers and practitioners who are changing the landscape of contemporary Jewish education, these portraits are designed to encourage critical discussion among educational leaders, clergy, policymakers, philanthropists, and parents, as well as teachers and those aspiring to work in Jewish education. They invite us to think about the many ways that today's Jewish education can be enriched by experimentation and innovation.

What We Now Know about Jewish Education

When What We Know about Jewish Education was first published in 1992, Stuart Kelman recognized that knowledge and understanding would greatly enhance the ability of professionals and lay leaders to address the many challenges facing Jewish ...

Author: Roberta Louis Goodman

Publisher: Torah Aura Productions

ISBN: 1934527076

Category: Religion

Page: 596

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When What We Know about Jewish Education was first published in 1992, Stuart Kelman recognized that knowledge and understanding would greatly enhance the ability of professionals and lay leaders to address the many challenges facing Jewish education. With increased innovation, the entry of new funders, and the connection between Jewish education and the quality of Jewish life, research and evaluation have become, over the last two decades, an integral part of decision making, planning, programming, and funding.

The Adult Jewish Education Handbook

Author: Roberta Louis Goodman

Publisher: Behrman House, Inc

ISBN: 9780867050875

Category: Adult education, Jewish

Page: 347

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The Jewish Study Bible

This study Bible offers readers of the Hebrew Bible a resource that is specifically tailored to meet their needs. It presents the centre of gravity of the Scriptures where Jews experience it.

Author: Adele Berlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195297512

Category: Education

Page: 2190

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This study Bible offers readers of the Hebrew Bible a resource that is specifically tailored to meet their needs. It presents the centre of gravity of the Scriptures where Jews experience it.

Visions of Jewish Education

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Author: Seymour Fox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521528993

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Yiddishe Kop

Once these are mastered, they may in turn be applied to many "impossible" situations that arise in business and in life. The book focuses on four levels of solving a problem: 1.

Author: Rabbi Nilton Bonder

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829320

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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The Jews are known for their intuitive genius in getting out of a pickle. With their long history of persecution, they've developed a knack for escaping seemingly hopeless predicaments: when your back is against the wall, you learn to think fast. Centuries of reasoning and interpreting the Holy Scriptures have also contributed to the Jews' skill in solving the most puzzling problems. This astute way of thinking is known in Yiddish as yiddishe kop, literally "Jewish head." Through Jewish humor, folklore, and tales of the great rabbis, Rabbi Nilton Bonder presents the basic principles of this creative approach to thinking, which sees beyond appearances to the hidden truth of any problem. Once these are mastered, they may in turn be applied to many "impossible" situations that arise in business and in life. The book focuses on four levels of solving a problem: 1. On the level of Information, we approach problems literally, in response to the obvious and the concrete. 2. On the level of Understanding, we obtain concealed information through techniques such as questioning, reframing, and emptying the mind. 3. On the level of Wisdom, we access the world of intuition, where a "fool" can achieve the impossible by relying on feelings, premonitions, dreams, and coincidences. 4. On the level of Reverence, we discover the hidden Reality behind appearances. This is the realm of those who dare to take risks, make commitments, and learn from mistakes, who act out of their living experience without relying solely on reason and conceptual thinking.

Judaism in the American Humanities

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: University of South Florida

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Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Becoming a Soulful Educator

This bold revisioning of education recalibrates the focus of teaching from acquiring knowledge to transforming the soul.

Author: Aryeh Ben David

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1580238734

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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This bold revisioning of education recalibrates the focus of teaching from acquiring knowledge to transforming the soul. If presents six steps to help educators of all kinds teach to the heart, engage students in knowledge gathering without preaching or controlling, and enable students to personally integrate Jewish wisdom into their lives.

Jewish Studies

This text introduces the basic approach of the 'Key Words in Jewish Studies' series by organizing discussion around key concepts in the field that have emerged over the last two centuries: history and science, race and religion, self and ...

Author: Andrew Bush

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 081354954X

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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Jewish Studies, the first volume in a groundbreaking new series, Key Words in Jewish Studies, introduces the basic approach of the series by organizing discussion around key concepts in the field that have emerged over the last two centuries: history and science, race and religion, self and community, identity and memory. The book is oriented by contemporary critical theory, especially feminist and postcolonial studies, and the multidisciplinary approaches of cultural studies. By looking backward and forward—and across continents and disciplines—to unearth the evolution of the scholarly study of Jews, Andrew Bush provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of Jewish studies from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present. In the course of engaging scholarship on periods from the classical to the contemporary and from the disciplines of history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and literary studies, Bush questions male-dominated and Ashkenazi-centric visions of the field. He concludes with an experimental exposition of a new Jewish studies for a time where attention to difference has overtaken the security of canons and commonalities.

Jewish Learning in American Universities

"Jewish Learning in American Universities examines the evolution of Jewish studies as an academic discipline within the history and sociology of higher education in America from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century.

Author: Paul Ritterband

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Category: Jewish studies

Page: 346

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"Jewish Learning in American Universities examines the evolution of Jewish studies as an academic discipline within the history and sociology of higher education in America from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century. Whereas in Europe Jewish learning had traditionally been the province of religious schools, American Jews, seeking acceptance and recognition, came to view American universities as vehicles for educational, cultural, and social advancement. Reciprocating Jewish communal interest in introducing Jewish studies as an academic field into American higher education, six leading American universities - California, Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Pennsylvania - took the lead in instituting Judaica appointments in the late nineteenth century." "Drawing from university and private archives, Paul Ritterband and Harold S. Wechsler offer a fascinating account of the circumstances behind the early appointments in Judaic studies, the tensions between university administrations and community sources of support, the strong and conflicting personalities often involved, and the changing rationales for Jewish learning as Jewish studies programs burgeoned on American campuses in the second half of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Advancing the Learning Agenda in Jewish Education

This volume is the first of its kind to bring together scholars from inside Jewish education and from the learning sciences to address core elements of Jewish education: its desired outcomes, the kinds of learning needed to achieve these, ...

Author: Jon A. Levisohn

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ISBN: 9781618117533

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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This volume is the first of its kind to bring together scholars from inside Jewish education and from the learning sciences to address core elements of Jewish education: its desired outcomes, the kinds of learning needed to achieve these, and how those kinds of learning actually occur.

The Journal of Jewish Studies

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The Collected Writings Jewish education

Author: Samson Raphael Hirsch

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Category: Jews

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Jewish Curriculum and Resource Guide for the Armed Forces

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Report of the Commissioner of Education Made to the Secretary of the Interior for the Year with Accompanying Papers

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Jewish Studies Program

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