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When Adar begins devaluation increases: on the construction of Mizrahi religiosity in yeshiva high schools in the 1980s
Yeshiva boarding high schools were the leading educational institutions of state-religious education in Israel in the 1980s. These were institutions for boys only, which combined holy studies with regular high school diploma (Bagrut) subjects. Given the marginality of Mizrahi religion in the yeshiva high school daily life, this article points out the centrality of Mizrahi religiosity in the Purim events celebrated in theses yeshivot, as expressed in the personal histories of Mizrahi graduates.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2021
The Journey to the Mizrah curriculum was created by JIMENA for formal and informal Jewish educators and was designed and written for middle schools, but can easily be adapted for high schools. The curriculum includes twelve lesson plans that incorporate text study, discussion and immersive Sephardic and Mizrahi activities such as Mimouna, Piyutim, Henna, and storytelling. The Journey to the Mizrah website also includes videos from our educator training workshop and a comprehensive list of resources, including additional Sephardic and Mizrahi themed curriculum.
Updated: Sep. 18, 2019
Israel will include study of the persecution of North African Jewry under the Nazis as part of mandatory history curriculum in high schools. Study of the Holocaust as a historical subject was removed from the mandatory section of the national matriculation exam four years ago by then-education minister Shai Piron, though teachers were allowed to assign the Holocaust as a research project. Academics and history teachers publicly criticized the move. Former education minister Naftali Bennett reinstated the subject on the bagrut matriculation exam shortly before he was fired from his position in early June by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2019
Broadening Perspectives on Immigrant Experiences: Secondary Students Study the Absorption Difficulties Faced by Mizrachi Immigrants in Israel
Over the course of the 2015–2016 academic year, 12th-grade students at a Jewish high school in Canada participated in a research study that assessed how they integrated morally complex narratives in Israel’s past into their own relationship with the country. This article presents material based on how students reacted to learning that some Jewish immigrants were mistreated by the government by way of intentional economic disparity, depiction as grotesque caricatures in standard curricula, and denial of access to funds for cultural expression. The majority of students expressed shock and outrage as this narrative contrasted with the Zionist narrative that they had previously learned.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2019
Middle- and high-school history curriculums will be required to include the study of Jews in Islamic countries beginning in the upcoming school year, the Israel Education Ministry announced on Monday. The decision aims to implement one of the recommendations of the Biton Committee, released in July, which was tasked with enhancing Eastern Jewish cultural studies within the general education curriculum.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2016