Doing Our Thing: Learning

By Walter Ackerman

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), December 1997

This article surveys a rising interest among secular Israeli Jews to educate themselves in Jewish sources, aiming to initiate a "return to the Jewish bookcase." While one-time or annual learning occasions can be significant, the author, Professor Emeritus of Education at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, finds organizations that provide constant learning, such as Binah, Alma and Elul, to be more influential. He therefore describes the activities of these organizations, and also evaluates this phenomenon.

Topic: Adulthood, Jewish Text, Jewish Literacy, Secularism

Name of Publication: AVAR ve'ATID: A Journal of Jewish Education, Culture and Discourse

Page Number(s): 78-82

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ackerman, Walter. Doing Our Thing: Learning. AVAR ve'ATID: A Journal of Jewish Education, Culture and Discourse. Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). December 1997: 78-82. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12859


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