What's Worth Learning: The Bible and the Curriculum of Jewish Education Today

By Barry W. Holtz

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2003

Holtz notes that to say the Bible should be at the heart of the curriculum of Jewish education seems almost tautological, but the picture is not so simple. What is meant by "studying Bible"? Further, when considering a core Jewish curriculum, one must ask, what are our purposes in studying Bible and how might we realize them? The answer to these questions must emanate from our deepest philosophical and religious concerns. When we spend time thinking about those questions, the specifics of what exactly should be studied come far more clearly into focus, and we will have institutions powered by vision and passionate about what they teach.

Topic: Curriculum, Educators, Education, Jewish Text, Teachers, Values

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.34/no.606

Page Number(s): 9-10

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Holtz, Barry W. What's Worth Learning: The Bible and the Curriculum of Jewish Education Today. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2003: 9-10. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7896


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