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This exploratory case study examined how two teachers used a comparative approach to teach genocide histories in a Holocaust Literature elective course. Through interviews and observations, we studied how the teachers guided students in comparing genocides as well as how they used survivor testimonies in their instruction.
Updated: Aug. 27, 2019
“Don’t Sell Me the Enemy’s Literature”: A Self-Study of Teaching Literature in Politically Fraught Contexts
This article describes a self-study pursuant to a clash between a lecturer and a student concerning the teaching of literature in a politically fraught context. The learning group is composed of Arab and Jewish teachers at a college in northern Israel. The work read by the group expresses a Palestinian perspective. The incident, discussed with reference to the concepts of ethical reading and in-between space, is explained against the background of the lecturer’s professional views and the complexity of teaching literature in a polarized and conflicted society.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2016
The Agnon House in Jerusalem, together with ATID and WebYeshiva.org, announce a writing competition for Jewish high school students from around the world for works of prose or poetry written through the inspiration of S.Y. Agnon’s Nobel Prize winning Hebrew literature.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2012
Marjorie Ingall, parenting columnist for Tablet Magazine, writes about how to introduce your child to the facts of the Holocaust without inflicting psychological damage. She tries to find the balance between letting them have a childhood and giving them history. She includes a listing of children's books to help with task.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012
eJewish Philanthropy reports that in just three years, PJ Library’s sister program in Israel, Sifriyat Pijama, has grown dramatically, providing Hebrew language children’s books to the country’s neediest preschoolers. Launched in 2009, the pre-literacy and Jewish heritage program began by serving 3,500 preschoolers in Israel. A year later, it grew to 45,000 children, and, this fall, the program will triple, serving 120,000 young children. Sifriyat Pijama will now reach more than 4,000 of the 10,000 public preschools in Israel, youngsters in 100 Jewish communities.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2011