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ERIC Number: EJ949363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
The Geographies of Jewish Life: Building a Home within Which Jewish Education Can Dwell
Boyd, Jonathan
Journal of Jewish Education, v77 n4 p326-349 2011
This essay reviews the Geographical section of the "International Handbook of Jewish Education" published in 2011. The differences between countries, their unique histories and cultures, are important, but their similarities are arguably more revealing. Indeed, on occasions when similar phenomena are examined in different places by different authors, the comparisons have the potential to shine new light on the challenges individuals see in their local contexts, and to deepen their understanding and insights about how to address them. In this article, the author attempts to identify those patterns, first, in terms of the common issues of Jewish educational practice, and second, in search of a common underlying or foundational challenge that permeates all Jewish space. Finally, the author includes a few remarks on Jewish space itself, and explores how a more nuanced understanding of it might inform educational thought and practice. (Contains 1 figure, 11 footnotes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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