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ERIC Number: EJ856532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
"Either a "Hevruta" Partner or Death": A Critical View on the Interpersonal Dimensions of "Hevruta" Learning
Holzer, Elie
Journal of Jewish Education, v75 n2 p130-149 2009
How might one perceive the role of his or her "hevruta" partner in the "hevruta" learning relationship? Drawing on recent developments in the scholarship of rabbinics, this article offers an interpretation of a Talmudic legend that discusses three forms of interpersonal relationships in "hevruta" learning. Rather than considering "hevruta" learning as a formal setting meant to serve the learner's own learning, this interpretation offers a dialogic view of "hevruta" learning in which the learner carries a responsibility for the learning of his or her "hevruta" partner as well. The article concludes by suggesting further considerations of the interpretation of Talmudic legends as a resource for Jewish education and of "hevruta" learning as a locus for moral education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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