On Ignorance and Intimidation

By Yehuda Kurtzer

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, April 2010

Kurtzer asserts that our inability to talk or teach about Israel stems from a basic pedagogic problem: How do we convey that which is visceral - deeply felt but not necessarily cognitively understood? Advocacy, lobbying for a cause, and confronting opponents does not generate loyalty of affinity. Rather, education is the key to changing the climate - a sophisticated curriculum places Israel in Jewish contexts and acknowledges nuance, rather than fearing it.

Topic: Israel Education, Curriculum, Pedagogy, Discourse and Dialogue, Israel Advocacy, Hasbara

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.669

Page Number(s): 16

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kurtzer, Yehuda. On Ignorance and Intimidation. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. April 2010: 16. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7916


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