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ERIC Number: EJ883832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Torah, Talmud, and Curriculum: Required Reading for Educators
Zisenwine, David
Journal of Jewish Education, v76 n2 p120-123 2010
In this article, the author talks about Jon A. Levisohn's article that develops a menu of orientations for the teaching of rabbinic literature. The author suggests that Jon A. Levisohn's article should be required reading for all Jewish educators who are interested in curriculum and teaching. The essay is a vehicle for introducing a way of looking at curriculum and exposing educators to a method of inquiry that should serve the reader well in his/her own work in Jewish education. There is an old Yiddish expression that might be appropriate to the author's praise of Levisohn's article: "something is wrong, the bride is too beautiful!" The author would not want the reader to think that this is a flawless essay. It is the model that the author claims it to be, but there are questions that he wants to raise with this article. First, though he praised Levisohn's footnotes as an auxiliary work on curriculum, the author asks Levisohn to annotate the personal references to scholars and practitioners. His second concern is with the Skills Orientation. The author ends this review as he started, with praise and recommendation. In keeping with the intellectual guide of the article, the author mentions that he does not know Jon Levisohn, but looks forward to meeting him, and talking Torah and curriculum with him.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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