Teaching Judaism in Indonesia: Some Reflections

By Rebecca Alpert

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 2002

The author taught "Introduction to Judaism" to a classroom of Muslim students at the Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. She discusses the challenges of teaching Judaism in in this majority-Muslim setting, including the confrontation of unfamiliar non-Christian common misperceptions about Judaism and widely held antisemitic stereotypes, as well as the potential benefits of this intercultural exchange.

Topic: Antisemitism, Islam, Education, Community Relations, Jewish-Muslim Relations

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol.67/no.1

Page Number(s): 4-9

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Indonesia , Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Identifier: 5282534

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Alpert, Rebecca. Teaching Judaism in Indonesia: Some Reflections. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 2002: 4-9. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4392


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