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The Two Israels
Melton Research Center for Jewish Education, Summer 1983
Jewish day schools teach about Israel, the author observes, but not enough about the Middle East conflict. The result is that students perceive a large gap between two conceptions of Israel: the private, beloved one, and the public, embattled one.
Day school curricula about the Middle East conflict should present basic facts about the conflict and its history; give students a general orientation concerning the interpretations and meanings that the conflict has for Israelis and Jews, and (when students are old enough) for Palestinians and other Arabs; and relate these issues to the concems about the nature of Israel and the Jewish state.
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Horowitz, Bethamie. The Two Israels. Melton Journal. Melton Research Center for Jewish Education. Summer 1983: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13371
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