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This review will stick with scholarly publications on Jewish religious education of the highest quality that have appeared in the past decade and that are also accessible in their style for all sorts of readers. In other words, although the books in question represent the best in the academic study of Jewish education, they share the virtue of being engaging and useful resources for a wider audience. Furthermore, the review will identify three areas and discuss at least one representative book from each category. Those categories are: History, Identity, and Setting. There is also one book that encompasses all of the previous domains and that presents an in-depth transnational survey of Jewish education
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014
In 2011, Professor Jonathan Krasner published a book called The Benderly Boys and American Education, a most important piece of historical writing about American Jewish education. Here Krasner brings his comprehensive historical perspective to the PEJE’s Sustainable Stories series, offering some useful context about the notion of communal obligation and Jewish day school.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013
The present study deals with one of the greatest rabbis of the Middle East in the modern period, Rabbi Isaac Aboulafia, Chief Rabbi of the Damascus community between 1883 and 1895, in his role as educational revolutionary. The study examines the relationship of Aboulafia to the Alliance Israélite Universelle and to the issue of modern education as it arose with the renewal of the society’s activity in Damascus in 1880, after a lapse of about ten years.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
There are two key issues associated with assessment in educational settings: the goals of assessment and the techniques employed in assessment. In this paper, Levi Cooper explores some of the stated goals of formal assessment in traditional Jewish educational institutions.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012
Levenson presents Nehama Leibowitz (1903-1997) as a principal figure in making the Bible a centerpiece of modern Jewish intellectual life. Complementing the already impressive literature on Leibowitz's pedagogical techniques, Levenson emphasizes the interdependence of Leibowitz's historical context, biography, and exegetical stance. Leibowitz's encounter with German intellectual life 1919-1930 gave her a means of synthesizing her early traditional upbringing with her later encounter with modernized culture in Israel. Leibowitz's inclusion of German commentators such as Hirsch, Buber-Rosenzweig, and Jacob mark her as a conscious modernist. The New Literary Criticism's focus on the received text allowed her to deploy heterodox and non-Zionist commentators with whom she was ideologically at odds.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2011
Gil Graff, “And You Shall Teach Them Diligently”: A Concise History of Jewish Education in the United States 1776-2000: Book Review
By publishing “And You Shall Teach Them Diligently”: A Concise History of Jewish Education in the United States 1776-2000, Gil Graff has accomplished a Herculean task. He has provided an accessible and crisp summary of the rich and variegated educational history of American Jews from the early national period to current developments, within the confines of a slim volume.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2010
This article recounts the contribution of Sarah Schenirer, a modest Krakow seamstress, to a revolution in Jewish women's education in the period between the two World Wars. Her brave efforts in the founding of the Beis Yaakov schools and Teachers' Seminary provided a framework for Jewish women to attain Jewish learning. The author asks who today are the true heirs of Sarah Schenirer, continuing the legacy of her educational leadership.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2008
Individualism, Nationalism, and Universalism: The Educational Ideals of Mordecai M. Kaplan's Philosophy of Jewish Education
Ari Ackerman's article discusses how Mordecai M. Kaplan's philosophy of Jewish education addresses the individual, the Jewish nation and the world, showing how these three realms stand in symbiotic relationship in Kaplan's thought. It thus expands upon the literature about Kaplan's thought, much of which is cited in the footnotes to the article.
Updated: Oct. 04, 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 series of articles explores the history of Jewish Education magazine, later known as the Journal of Jewish Education, with a particular emphasis on its intersection with the history of American Jewish education and, more generally, American Jewish life. Part 1 covers the first fifteen years of JE's publication (1929-1944).
Updated: Apr. 16, 2008