HaYidion: RAVSAK's Journal of Jewish Education: The God Issue

Spring, 2015

Source: HaYidion – Spring 2015


How do teachers explain God at all? How do they do so in a Jewish school? The authors in this Passover issue of HAYIDION wrestle with these and other issues, in articles that are sometimes deeply personal and always professionally relevant. We can see clearly how the thought leaders and teachers and heads of school who are featured in these pages have spent many hours pondering, examining, questioning and debating the hows and whys of teaching about God in the classroom. The authors in this issue approach the Big Questions from a wide variety of perspectives and thinkers, but they are united in their concern to bring the God Issue within the classrooms and halls of Jewish day schools.


Among the articles in this issue are:

  • A Speaking God - Yehuda Rapoport
  • Beit Knesset as Theology Laboratory - Tsafi Lev
  • Writing about God - Jamie Faith Woods
  • Children’s Writings about God - Michael Shire
  • Disability and God Talk - Lauren Tuchman
  • Debate - The Key to Nurturing Lifelong Engagement with God - Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi
  • The Missing God in Israeli Education: Conversations About God Among Faculty and Students - Tova Avihai-Kremer and Michal Bergman
  • Building Older Elementary Students’ Connections to God and Spirituality - Nancy Leaderman
  • Talking about God with 8th Graders - Nance Adler
  • Student Encounter with God - Yonim Schweig
  • The Young Child’s Search for God: A Critical and Formative Journey - Howard Deitcher
  • Beyond Belief: Metaphor and Awe - Peg Sandel
  • Hide and Seek: When and How Our Students Might Find God in Their Lives - Daniel Siegel
  • Talking about G-d in a Pluralistic Day School - Nathan Somers
  • Student Voices on God - Mariashi Groner
  • Into The Mystic - Avi Weinstein
  • Encountering God through the Texts of Life - Sue Levi Elwell and Nancy Fuchs Kreimer
  • Grappling with Proofs of G-d - Howard Finkelstein
Updated: May. 12, 2015