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Hassenfeld, Ziva R. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
This study set out to design and implement an approach to Tanakh education that would help students become expert decoders of the Biblical Hebrew text as they became expert interpreters of it. The goal, following existing, research-based best instructional practices from literacy, was to create a curriculum in which language skills and meaning…
Descriptors: Judaism, Biblical Literature, Semitic Languages, Language Skills
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Cohen, Lori R.; Milyavskaya, Marina; Koestner, Richard – Journal of Jewish Education, 2009
The present study examined the way in which children attending Orthodox Jewish schools internalize the value of both their Jewish studies and secular studies, as well as the value of Jewish cultural practices. A distinction was made between identified internalization, where children perceive Jewish studies and Jewish culture to be an important…
Descriptors: Jews, Racial Identification, Personal Autonomy, Parochial Schools
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Segal, Aliza; Bekerman, Zvi – Journal of Jewish Education, 2009
This article presents an empirical study of a seventh-grade Talmud class in a religious boys' school in Israel. This case study touches upon and attempts to elucidate aspects of several broader areas. It is fundamentally an example of the transmission of culture, values, and culturally valued text in a schooling context, which exists within a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Judaism, Case Studies, Grade 7
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Bacon, Brenda Socachevsky – Journal of Jewish Education, 2008
This article analyzes three curricula for the bat/bar-mitzvah year of the public religious, Tali and public schools in Israel. It compares their views on gender and theology, and throws light on the intersection of gender, religion and education in Israeli society. It shows how the messages of the public religious and public schools serve to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Interests, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Aron, Isa – Journal of Jewish Education, 2007
This article deals with a recurrent situation in congregational schools, in which parents lobby for a reduction in the number of days per week of instruction. Following two similar studies by Joseph Reimer, the article utilizes the theoretical construct of a "social drama" as a frame for the recounting and analysis of a recent occurrence…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Jews, Judaism, Religious Conflict