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Katz, Yaacov J. – Religious Education, 2017
In this article, Yaccov Katz describes Israel as a unique country housing a population that has increased ten-fold since independence in 1948. It is a country composed of Jews and Arabs, veterans, and immigrants hailing from over 100 countries throughout the world. On the one hand, Israel has a population of secular Jews who profess to be Jewish…
Descriptors: Jews, Religion, Religious Factors, Judaism
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Reingold, Matt – Religious Education, 2016
The article presents research from a practitioner research study conducted in a non-denominational Jewish secondary school. As part of the study, students created artistic works based on chapter 12 of the biblical book of Numbers. Four of the twelve student groups created works that directly engaged with their conceptions of God as represented in…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Secondary School Students, Jews, Art Products
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Sigel, Deena – Religious Education, 2016
This design experiment in prayer education for Jewish students was motivated by a current educational concern: educating for spirituality and religious practice. Educators are tasked with formally nurturing spirituality (Wright 2001). It is known that attitude to religious observance may change during adolescence (Hyde 1963), thus attitude to…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religion, Religious Factors
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Bekerman, Zvi – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The paper critically approaches the western epistemological tradition and its psychologized perspectives that pose identitarian and cultural categories as standing at the basis of societal conflicts. It suggests that staying attached to a conceptualization of identity as a, more or less, fixed cognizant entity and of culture as a, rather, fixed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peace, Conflict Resolution, Bilingual Schools
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Bekerman, Zvi – Religious Education, 2012
Recognition is the main word attached to multicultural perspectives. The multicultural call for recognition, the one calling for the recognition of cultural minorities and identities, the one now voiced by liberal states all over and also in Israel was a more difficult one. It took the author some time to realize that calling for the recognition…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Jews, Multicultural Education, Religious Education
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Goodall, J.; Ghent, K. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2014
This article reports on a small scale study, examining the influence of parental faith belief on parental engagement with children's learning. The literature surrounding parental engagement and the impact of familial belief on children's outcomes is examined. It is clear from work in the US that familial faith belief has an impact; however, the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Religion, Religious Factors
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Sasson, Uzi; Sasson, Ayelet – Religious Education, 2009
Religious Education is one way to increase and maintain community involvement among teenagers. In many Jewish communities across the United States, participation in religious activities and religious youth movements have decreased. As research in this area is limited, this study sets out to identify the curricula that are more effective in…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Community Involvement, Adolescents
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Court, Deborah – Religious Education, 2007
Culture connects people seamlessly with those who share their cultural backgrounds and divides them in often inexplicable ways from those who do not. Native culture is known largely at a tacit level, its values, assumptions, and beliefs so much a part of the people that they live them but do not see them. A cross-cultural experience can sometimes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Space, Nonverbal Communication, Jews
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Cohen, Erik H.; Bar-Shalom, Yehuda – Religious Education, 2006
Qualitative and quantitative research methods are used to examine the religious and ethnic identity of youth attending a Jewish summer camp in Texas. A strong aspect of participants' Jewish identity is formulated in reaction to the surrounding Christian society, with which they negotiate a compromise to live relatively comfortably. The informal…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Ethnicity, Jews, Religion