Section archive - Trends in Jewish Education
Page 46/48 472 items
A study based on nearly fifty in-depth interviews with Modern Orthodox men and women in Israel showed marked differences between men's and women's educational experiences in the realm of sexuality. While female interviewees often reported that throughout their schooling there were many negative messages about sexuality delivered by teachers and conveyed through the culture, none of the interviewed men reported the same kind of powerful messages in high school. The educational messages and the experiences they inform are powerfully different for men and women who studied in the religious educational system both in Israel and North America.
Updated: Sep. 22, 2008
This article surveys the literature on learning differences between men and women and discusses the specific implications for the education of Jewish women. It examines learning differences between men and women relating to cognition, personality development and religious identity. The changing role of the modern Orthodox woman and its ramifications for her educational needs are also discussed.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2008
The summer 2008 issue of Jewish Education News which was published online for the CAJE 33 conference was dedicated to Eco-Judaism, the relationship between the environment and Judaism. This theme was also one of the central themes of CAJE 33, attracting many participants to its numerous sessions. The articles in the issue range from analysis of Jewish text to personal reflections to practical guidelines for educational programs to descriptions of how various institutions are implementing ecologically aware practices that also resonate with core Jewish values.
Updated: Sep. 18, 2008
This paper argues that, notwithstanding a few major exceptions, the modern commitment to studying educational thinking and practice in premodern Jewish societies has not been particularly intense, despite widespread agreement as to the importance of education in premodern Jewish life. It is suggested that were definitions of Jewish education altered—a much wider area of research would be seen to involve important aspects of the premodern Jewish educational enterprise.
Updated: Jul. 29, 2008
This article notes a profound connection between the philosophy of Jewish law (halakhah) and the research of meta-halakah on the one hand and the philosophy of education on the other hand. The connection is, in principle, exemplified through an encounter between the educational philosophy of Joseph Schwab and the Jewish law (halakhic responsa literature). Following an elucidation of Schwab's deliberative model, the article examines the extent of the linkage between that model and halakhic thought. It considers three halakhic genres and provides illustrations of how Schwab's insights can contribute to an analysis of the responsa literature.
Updated: Jul. 24, 2008
The Board of Deputies of British Jews has published an in-depth report on the demography of Britain’s strictly Orthodox Haredi Jewish community which shows that nationally the strictly Orthodox population has been growing at a rate of about 4 per cent per year for the last two decades. Overall around 10% of Britain’s Jewish population is haredi, but among those who are under 18 years old, one third would be strictly Orthodox. A growth rate of even higher than 4 per cent may be expected in the future.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2008
In preparation for Facing Tomorrow - The Israeli Presidential Conference May, 2008, The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute (JPPPI) published a volume of background and policy documents. The volume contains documents dealing with geopolitics, Jewish identity, science, technology, medicine and global economics, which were meant to provide the participants with the primary tools for making the conference deliberations as efficient, productive and inspired as possible.
Updated: Jul. 09, 2008
A new study published by The Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute finds that as the liberal Jewish community empowers its women, its men appear to be losing interest in their Jewishness. Outside the Orthodox world, men are becoming less and less engaged in every aspect of Jewish life, from the home to the synagogue to communal organizations.
Updated: Jun. 17, 2008
PANIM is a non-profit, advocacy organization working to promote pluralistic Judaism in Israel in partnership with over 50 organizations and institutions that share its vision. PANIM’s portal serves as a gateway for resources which aid in fulfilling its mission of increasing public and government recognition of Jewish pluralism and pluralistic Jewish education as a strategically important component of Israel’s strength as a nation.
Updated: Jun. 16, 2008
Introduction to the Hebrew Edition of Visions of Jewish Education - Medabrim Chazon (Talking Vision)
A translation of the introduction to Medabrim Chazon (Jerusalem: Keter, 2006), the Hebrew translation of Visions of Jewish Education, by Seymour Fox, Israel Scheffler, and Daniel Marom (Cambridge, 2003). The editors of Medabrim Chazon wrote this introduction for Israeli readers, who encounter in Medabrim Chazon not just a translation of Visions of Jewish Education, but the world of North American Jewish education.
Updated: Apr. 16, 2008