Text, Teacher and Student: Enhancing Spiritual Development

By Jeffrey Schein

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 2002

The author discusses how relationships are critical in the development of a spiritual Jewish human being, arguing that our first instinct as educators is to value the relationship between a student and a teacher as the primary source of that spirituality. The author suggests that there are at least three valid, distinct and irreducible goals of education for Jewish spirituality: narrative and peoplehood, Jewish values and ethics, and relationship to God. Next, the author discusses the role of the text, the learner(s), and the teacher in unleashing spiritual potential.

Topic: Morality, Peoplehood, Ethics, Spirituality, Jewish Text, Values

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol.66/No.2

Page Number(s): 55-67

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Genre: Article

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schein, Jeffrey. Text, Teacher and Student: Enhancing Spiritual Development. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 2002: 55-67. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4773


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