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Berman, Rochel Udovitch – Religious Education, 2019
"The Final Journey: How Judaism Dignifies the Passage" is a trailblazing curriculum developed to teach Jewish death rituals to high school seniors. For the students, it served as a transformative experience. They emerged more reflective, more spiritual, and with a greater sense of the importance of community involvement. The article…
Descriptors: Judaism, Curriculum Development, Religious Education, Death
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Barth, Anat; Benoliel, Pascale – Religious Education, 2019
Schools in Western cultures, including Israel, have been transformed from closed to open systems. This change is especially important to the principal's role and leadership style. This article seeks to investigate the cultural-religious differences in Israeli Jewish principals' leadership styles. Data were collected from 1,859 teachers, 34% from…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Administrator Role, Foreign Countries
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Achituv, Sigal – Religious Education, 2019
The article describes a study on the gender identity of kindergarten teachers in the Israeli State Religious Education System (Hemed). The aim was to investigate their perception of gender identity in light of Orthodox feminism and discover how this is reflected in their work, particularly in the Torah stories they tell. The study, based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Gender Issues, Feminism
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Moore, Mary Elizabeth; Kim, Shin Myoung – Religious Education, 2018
Encounters with dignity are learning moments that foster humanization and communal values, even in settings of radical difference. This article probes the potential of such learning, reviewing pedagogies of encounter and analyzing the values of dignity implicit in that work. Diving more deeply into the phenomenon of dignity, the authors analyze…
Descriptors: Human Dignity, Religious Education, Confucianism, Christianity
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Muszkat-Barkan, Michal; Rosenstein, Marc J. – Religious Education, 2018
We examined Israeli Reform rabbis' reflections on what components of their training most influenced the development of their rabbinical identity. Theoretical perspectives applied in planning the study and analyzing the data were: professional identity formation; pedagogies of training clergy; and taught vs. learned curriculum. We identified four…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Clergy, Professional Identity
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Katz, Yaacov J. – Religious Education, 2017
In this article, Yaccov Katz describes Israel as a unique country housing a population that has increased ten-fold since independence in 1948. It is a country composed of Jews and Arabs, veterans, and immigrants hailing from over 100 countries throughout the world. On the one hand, Israel has a population of secular Jews who profess to be Jewish…
Descriptors: Jews, Religion, Religious Factors, Judaism
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Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly; Glanz, Jeffrey; Shaer, Anat – Religious Education, 2016
This study attempts to explore Israeli and American teachers' perceptions based on their ethical dilemmas in Jewish schools. A cross-national study was undertaken in Jewish schools, examining fifty teachers from Israel and fifty-one teachers from the United States. Designed with team-based simulations, this study revealed strong similarities…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Judaism, Teacher Attitudes, Ethics
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Deitcher, Howard – Religious Education, 2016
The current study examines how Israeli teachers' beliefs and ideologies are expressed in their teaching of Biblical miracles. The article explores how Israeli teachers broach the topic of Biblical miracles, and how their beliefs and ideologies help them navigate a path from the national curriculum to the classroom. The article focuses on three key…
Descriptors: Judaism, Biblical Literature, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Fisherman, Shraga – Religious Education, 2016
Researchers have been demonstrating interest in doubts regarding religious faith for thirty years. The current study goal was examining differences between three groups of religious male adolescents in Israel, regarding faith identity, doubts in religious faith (past and present), religious behavior, and the connection between them. Three…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Self Concept, Multivariate Analysis
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Sigel, Deena – Religious Education, 2016
This design experiment in prayer education for Jewish students was motivated by a current educational concern: educating for spirituality and religious practice. Educators are tasked with formally nurturing spirituality (Wright 2001). It is known that attitude to religious observance may change during adolescence (Hyde 1963), thus attitude to…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religion, Religious Factors
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Brancatelli, Robert – Religious Education, 2015
This article examines the importance of memory in the Hebrew bible and how memory lay at the center of Ancient Israel's religious faith and cultural identity. It argues for a similar, albeit nuanced, memory-based approach to contemporary Christian religious education. It analyzes memory through the lens of Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutic of narration…
Descriptors: Memory, Religious Education, Semitic Languages, Biblical Literature
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Isralowitz, Richard; Reznik, Alexander – Religious Education, 2015
Alcohol use and risk-taking behavior among 345 male adolescents from three Israeli secular (n = 168) and three religious (n = 177) high schools were studied from 2009 to 2013. Findings show the positive impact religious education and religiosity have on minimizing alcohol use, binge drinking, school underachievement, violence, weapons possession,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Factors, Adolescents, Outcomes of Education
Court, Deborah; Abbas, Randa – Religious Education, 2014
This article reports some of the results of interviews with 120 Israeli Druze, 60 middle-aged adults and 60 young adults, regarding values, views of the Druze community, and personal identity. All participants expressed commitment to and love for traditional Druze values of familial respect, respect for others, modesty in dress and behavior, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Cultural Groups, Interviews, Higher Education
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Karnieli, Mira – Religious Education, 2014
Israel is a multicultural state where ultra-Orthodox groups run their own separate schools. The present phenomenological study examined and compared the management patterns and educational emphases of three women principals of religious schools (Muslim, Christian [Franciscan], and ultra-Orthodox Jewish). The findings show that the ultra-Orthodox…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Freedom, Creativity, Jews
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Gilheany, Terence – Religious Education, 2013
The teaching of religion raises opportunities to reduce prejudicial beliefs and attitudes among students. In this study, 30 religion, history, and civics teachers in Israel, East Jerusalem, and the Palestinian Territories were interviewed about their motivations for teaching religion. This study found that teachers expressed a variety of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Civics
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