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Levisohn, Jon A. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
We frequently encounter the claim that a particular Jewish educational experience will be "transformative" for the participants. The language may be hyperbole. But it may also point to educators' aspirations to affect not just knowledge and practice but character and identity. In order to understand this phenomenon--not the phenomenon of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Educational Experience, Jews, Judaism
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Chazan, Barry – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
This essay analyzes the place of Israel in American Jewish schooling from the beginning of the 20th century until the early years of the 21st century. It utilizes curricula, textbooks, and instructional units, as well as other primary and secondary sources to delineate four distinct periods of Israel education. The subject of Teaching Israel is…
Descriptors: Jews, Essays, Educational History, Educational Development
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Gesser-Edelsburg, Anat – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
Following the political assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, in 1998 Israel's national theater Habimah produced the play "Civil War." The play addressed the religious/hawkish-secular/dovish rift in Israel through a critical reading of events from Jewish history and raises the potential of civil war and political violence in…
Descriptors: Jews, Foreign Countries, War, Current Events