Seeking a New Way for Jewish Education - A Review of Visions of Jewish Education

By Shai Gluskin

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 2004

The author reviews a book, edited by Seymour Fox, Israel Scheffler, and Daniel Marom, which collects visions of Jewish education from major Jewish thinkers around the world. These visions highlight the centrality of student participation, Torah study, and modern texts, but the book fails to translate these visions into workable curricula and programs. The author shares a Reconstructionist vision of Jewish education in which the students are crowned as Torah commentators and the teachers encourage their own interpretation of texts. Regardless of the foundations and goals of Jewish education, participation is central; delving into Judaism's rich tradition of intellectual diversity and playfulness is an essential component of any approach to Jewish learning.

Topic: Reconstructionist Judaism, Education, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol. 68/No. 2

Page Number(s): 87-93

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gluskin, Shai. Seeking a New Way for Jewish Education - A Review of Visions of Jewish Education. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 2004: 87-93.


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