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Schein, Jeffrey – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
The Jewish world, like the world civilization that hosts it, is awash in new technologies. Appropriately, there is a great deal of attention paid to how to improve the Jewish world and Jewish identity through technology. Paradoxically there is a paucity of literature characterizing the relationship of Jews and Judaism to technology. This article…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Correlation, Jews
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Kogman, Tal – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
This article focuses on the cultural functions of Hebrew letter-writing manuals published in German-speaking countries in the 18th and 19th centuries, aimed at young people. I argue that these books, which were used frequently as textbooks for studying Hebrew writing, conveyed modern ideological values and at the same time corresponded to the…
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), German, Jews, Cultural Influences
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Weinstein, Sara – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
Didactic rewrites of aggadic stories are an important resource in values education. This study, geared primarily toward teachers involved in choosing curricular materials, investigates how the didactic rewriter actually becomes an interpreter, rather than a mere transmitter, of the original text. The personal values of the rewriters can influence…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Values Education
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Shavit, Zohar – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
Members of the Jewish Enlightenment movement and Jewish financial entrepreneurs undertook an active, conscious project to effect significant transformations in the Jewish habitus in German-speaking areas during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A symbiotic relationship allowed these groups to disseminate a new vision of Jewish society…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Judaism, Entrepreneurship
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Hassenfeld, Ziva R. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
This study investigated the voices of students interpreting Hebrew Bible texts in one fourth-grade classroom. Through think-alouds on the Biblical text with each student, exit interviews, teacher interviews, and classroom observations, this study found that those students whose interpretive stances were more aligned with the teacher's were given…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Biblical Literature, Interpretive Skills
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Achituv, Sigal; Manzura, Shulamit – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
This article summarizes a study of the viewpoints of Bible lecturers in the Kindergarten Education Department while teaching content related to the biblical "other." The study, by two researchers themselves part of the study population, was conducted according to the qualitative approach and included interviews with participants from a…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Student Characteristics, Kindergarten, Qualitative Research
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Levi, Liora – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
In this longitudinal study, carried out over a period of 6 years, the curriculum approach of student-teachers in the fields of Jewish Studies was examined, from their 1st year of studies until their 6th year when they took their places as full-fledged teachers in schools. This article focuses on the student-teachers' approaches to curriculum and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Student Teachers, Longitudinal Studies
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Graff, Gil – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
A century ago, Israel Friedlaender--scholar, communal activist, and educator--played a key role in such educational institutions as the Teachers Institute of JTS, the Bureau of Jewish Education, the Menorah Society, Young Israel, and Young Judea. A JTS professor and prolific writer, Friedlaender has been described as "the teacher of the…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Organizations (Groups)
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Kress, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
Students in "community" (nondenominational) Jewish high schools represent a diversity of denominational affiliations, including those who affiliate with more than one denomination and those that affiliate with none. These schools strive to create communities in which students with varying Jewish beliefs and practices are, at the very…
Descriptors: Day Schools, Community Schools, High School Students, Judaism
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Gutoff, Joshua – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
This article proposes a theoretical framework for understanding the possibility of Talmudic stories (as well as other narratives and scenes of interactions among two or more characters) to nurture the growth of the moral imagination as it is expressed in two related but distinct ways. At the intersection of work by educators, literary critics, and…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Judaism, Teaching Methods, Religious Education
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Kaplowitz, Tracy – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
The context for this study is the increased focus on school-community partnerships in the United States. With limited research having been conducted on high-achieving schools, this is a case study of one of America's top 100 high schools, a Jewish day school; this article reports on its school-synagogue partnership. Like most research on…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Jews, Judaism, Day Schools
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Reingold, Matt – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
The following research study presents data drawn from an arts-based qualitative research study from 2013. Students created artistic interpretations of biblical texts using a variety of media. One of the significant findings of the study was that learning through the arts provided students with an opportunity to take on the role of parshan, or…
Descriptors: High School Students, Biblical Literature, Educational Experience, Art
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Aaron, Scott – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
The positive impact on the Jewish Identity Development of Jewish Emerging Adults of both the 10 day trips to Israel popularly known as Birthright trips and the service learning trips commonly known as Alternative Spring Breaks has been well-documented. However, the mechanics of how this positive impact occurs has not been well-understood. This…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Grounded Theory, Self Concept
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Cohen, Sharon Kangisser – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
Over the past three decades, travel to Poland for youth and young adults has become increasingly popular, to the extent that it is even seen as a "rite of passage" for members of many Jewish communities. For these groups, the accompanying guides or educators are central to their educational experience. Based on a series of interviews…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Jews, Travel, Educational Experience
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Muszkat-Barkan, Michal – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
The aim of this qualitative study is to describe teachers' perceptions and roles in prayer education in TALI day schools in Israel, using in-depth oral Interviews, written questionnaires and written materials of the schools' network. Two educational ideologies were identified: Belonging to the Jewish collective and Personal-spiritual ideology.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Judaism, School Prayer
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