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This article examines how students and teachers at a non-Orthodox Jewish day school in New York City negotiate the use of translation within the context of an institutionalized language policy that stresses the use of a sacred language over that of the vernacular. Specifically, this paper analyzes the negotiation of a Hebrew-only policy through the ethnographic examination of language choices during activities surrounding scripture study and prayer.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013
Elements of the School Program, As Reported by Yeshiva Alumni, Which Most Influence Students’ Religion
The purpose of this study was to determine which elements of the Yeshiva high school program were perceived by students as influencing their religiosity. Three-hundred and fifty-five students completed an anonymous questionnaire, which had been developed based on 20 in depth interviews.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013
Teachers to Be Trained to Handle Classes with Both Religious and Secular Students in Israel Government School System
'Mixed' schools with secular and religious children have been around since the 1980s but the trend has been gaining momentum. Now academia is getting on board. For the first time in the upcoming school year, teachers will be trained to handle these mixed classes, courtesy of Kibbutzim College.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
Spirituality Amid Dogma? Some Approaches to Educating for Religious Belief within a State Religious School in Israel
In the religious school, where young people are brought into religious life and practice, the development of a religious belief system is often neglected. Religiousness is often instilled as a linear end product, a monolithic corpus of ideas to be singularly transmitted and subsequently owned by youth. This article, based on three years of ethnographic research, looks at the way in which four teachers from one religious girls' high school in Israel executed theological education. The dynamic between teachers' voices and students' voices sheds light on adolescent religious identity, and offers vital insights for religious education.
Updated: Jun. 08, 2009
The largest Conservative and Reform seminaries are partnering in a establishing a pilot rabbinic training program which is the first to provide joint instruction to future clergy from the two different movements. Starting in fall 2008, the Schusterman Rabbinical Fellowship Program will bring together eight outstanding rabbinical students from the Conservative and Reform Movements for three years of formal study.
Updated: Jul. 27, 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