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Moral Development and Tikkun Olam

By Michael Shepard

Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), 1999

The authors propose an organization of Jewish conceptions of morality into a grid based on Lawrence Kohlberg's ladder of moral development. This grid was designed for the promotion of a "tikkun olam / repairing the work" ideal in Orthodox day schools. The grid places Jewish ideas into one or more of seven ascending levels of motivation for moral behavior: 1) fear of punishment; 2) self-interest; 3) self-image; 4) duty; 5) social contract; 6) absolute values; and 7) sanctification of God's Name.

Topic: Morality, Tikkun Olam, Ethics, Day Schools, Jewish Text, Values

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Language: English

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Shepard, Michael. Moral Development and Tikkun Olam. Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). 1999:


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