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Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2011
The Naphtali Herz Imber Jewish Day School proudly proclaimed its commitment to Israel, yet many of its students experienced profound ambivalence toward the Jewish State. Why? The school was committed to a series of contradictory values which surfaced in its approach to Israel education. This article outlines three distinct yet interrelated…
Descriptors: Expertise, Jews, Day Schools, Foreign Countries
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Levisohn, Jon A. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
This article extends the conversation begun by Levisohn in "A Menu of Orientations to the Teaching of Rabbinic Literature" (volume 76, issue 1 of this Journal), and continued by a number of respondents (volume 76, issue 2). After discussing several insights offered by respondents, the article takes up the question of whether the menu is accurate.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Jews, Judaism, Religious Education
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Reimer, Joseph – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
In his retrospective essay, Seymour Fox (1997) identified "vision" as the essential element that shaped the Ramah camp system. I will take a critical look at Fox's main claims: (1) A particular model of vision was essential to the development of Camp Ramah; and (2) That model of vision should guide contemporary Jewish educators in creating Jewish…
Descriptors: Leadership, Jews, Educational Quality, Summer Programs
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Goldberg, Scott J.; Weinberger, Elana R.; Goodman, Nina E.; Ross, Shoshana – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
Currently, there are no Hebrew (L2) reading assessments that have been tested to obtain evidence for reliability and validity on which to base decisions about Hebrew instruction. The authors developed a Hebrew benchmark assessment tool for first grade students modeled after Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, a standardized test of…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Oral Language, Student Evaluation, Reading Fluency
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Fonrobert, Charlotte Elisheva – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
This article presents the author's response to Jon A. Levisohn's article entitled "A Menu of Orientations in the Teaching of Rabbinic Literature." As someone who is experimenting not only with how to teach rabbinic texts but with which texts to select in virtually every course the author teaches for American undergraduate as well as graduate…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Literature
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Sinclair, Alex – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
This article is an attempt to explore the religious vision of Moshe Greenberg in some detail, and in particular, to analyze how his approach to education is applied to and reflected in his ideas about the teaching and learning of Bible, and in his own Bible scholarship itself. The paper examines the connection between Greenberg's philosophy of…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Religion, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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Goldberg, Rabbi Elliot – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
This article presents the author's response to Jon A. Levisohn's article entitled "A Menu of Orientations in the Teaching of Rabbinic Literature." As a discipline, the teaching of rabbinic literature is still in its early stages of development. Levisohn's menu of orientations and reflections about its usefulness are welcome additions to the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Jews, Judaism, Literature
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Kanarek, Jane – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
This paper presents the author's response to Jon A. Levisohn's article entitled "A Menu of Orientations in the Teaching of Rabbinic Literature." Levisohn has written a wonderful piece developing a list of 10 orientations for the teaching of rabbinic literature. His categories will be invaluable in aiding and encouraging teachers of rabbinics to…
Descriptors: Judaism, Jews, Teaching Methods, Religious Education
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Gillis, Michael – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
This article presents the author's response to Jon A. Levisohn's article entitled "A Menu of Orientations in the Teaching of Rabbinic Literature." Levisohn's article provides educators with a comprehensive review of possible modes of studying and teaching rabbinic literature. His method of extensive consultation and dialogue with teachers of…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods, Classification, Literary Criticism
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Fagen, Ruth S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
This article presents the author's response to Jon A. Levisohn's article entitled "A Menu of Orientations in the Teaching of Rabbinic Literature." In the last section of his article, Levisohn claims that when considering the field of teaching rabbinic literature, "the menu of orientations holds the potential to raise the level of pedagogic…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Judaism
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Lehman, Marjorie – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
This paper presents the author's response to Jon A. Levisohn's article entitled "A Menu of Orientations in the Teaching of Rabbinic Literature." Levisohn has made a significant contribution to the scholarship of teaching in his article proposing that the teaching of rabbinic literature is most successfully accomplished when teachers think about…
Descriptors: Jews, Scholarship, Teaching Methods, Religious Education
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Kress, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
Jewish day schools offer many experiences meant to foster the Jewish development of students. However, these experiences are at risk of being disconnected from one another, complicating a comprehensive approach to addressing issues of identity. This article uses a constructivist approach to identity development to frame the challenges posed by…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Jews, Day Schools, Judaism
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Zisenwine, David – Journal of Jewish Education, 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…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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Gutoff, Joshua – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
This article presents the author's response to Jon A. Levisohn's article entitled "A Menu of Orientations in the Teaching of Rabbinic Literature." While the "menu" Levisohn describes in his groundbreaking work on orientations to the teaching of rabbinic texts will almost certainly be refined over time, even as it stands this article should be of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Jews, Judaism, Teaching Methods
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Levenson, Alan; Schein, Jeffrey – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
The views of Jewish education articulated by Rosenzweig in his essays "It is Time" and in "The Opening of the Lehrhaus" are quite different. So different, in fact, that an account of how one mind can produce such different accounts is necessary. Following the lead of a 1950's popular television quiz show, the authors ask "Will the Real Franz…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Essays
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