The Text In Its Context

By Barry W. Holtz

Courtyard, 1999

The author explores the conflicts and dilemmas inherent in teaching classical Jewish sources in the world of contemporary American culture, using Joseph Schwab's concept of overlapping "milieus" as a framework for examining cultural layers influential over the modern Jewish student's perspective. He discusses innovations in how Jewish texts are read and interpreted by some modern Jews (such as feminist critics and thinkers such as Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan), and ideological currents in American culture (such as the philosophy of Emerson and iconic Disney films) affecting how Jews relate to sacred texts.

Topic: Culture, Education, Jewish Text, Modernity

Name of Publication: Courtyard

Page Number(s): 1-34

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Genre: Article

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Holtz, Barry W. The Text In Its Context. Courtyard. Courtyard. 1999: 1-34.


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