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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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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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Reingold, Matt – Religious Education, 2016
The article presents research from a practitioner research study conducted in a non-denominational Jewish secondary school. As part of the study, students created artistic works based on chapter 12 of the biblical book of Numbers. Four of the twelve student groups created works that directly engaged with their conceptions of God as represented in…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Secondary School Students, Jews, Art Products
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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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Tannenbaum, Chana – Religious Education, 2012
Yeshiva high schools strive to educate and inspire their students. In addition to the formal educational curriculum, a large portion of these schools' budget is spent on various types of programs in order to achieve these goals. The purpose of this study was to determine which elements of the high school program were perceived by students as…
Descriptors: School Activities, Religious Education, Judaism, Jews
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Tauber, Sarah M. – Religious Education, 2012
"Foundations of Jewish Education" is a required course for masters degree students in Jewish Education offered by the William S. Davidson School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. As an introduction to the theory and practice of Jewish education, it seeks to integrate theory from a wide range of fields as a way of…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Required Courses, Jews, Religion
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Baird, Justus – Religious Education, 2010
Long before the author answered the call to become a rabbi, he brought his passion to teach to the waterfront--that special place where the waters of a river or lake meet the dry land. Today, the author still imagines himself learning and teaching others how to swim, not in the water, but in the flows of global culture, to use the language of this…
Descriptors: Jews, Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Judaism
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Stanton, Joshua; Peyser, Hedy – Religious Education, 2010
Ethical wills are statements of values, which traditionally represent a moral, rather than material, legacy to one's posterity. As documents, they are intended to help others lead better, more fulfilling lives. Yet, the process of writing ethical wills also holds great significance for those who write them--to consolidate and articulate their…
Descriptors: Jews, Leadership Training, Youth Leaders, Ethics
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Sasson, Uzi; Sasson, Ayelet – Religious Education, 2009
Religious Education is one way to increase and maintain community involvement among teenagers. In many Jewish communities across the United States, participation in religious activities and religious youth movements have decreased. As research in this area is limited, this study sets out to identify the curricula that are more effective in…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Community Involvement, Adolescents
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Cohen, Erik H.; Bar-Shalom, Yehuda – Religious Education, 2006
Qualitative and quantitative research methods are used to examine the religious and ethnic identity of youth attending a Jewish summer camp in Texas. A strong aspect of participants' Jewish identity is formulated in reaction to the surrounding Christian society, with which they negotiate a compromise to live relatively comfortably. The informal…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Ethnicity, Jews, Religion
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Blumberg, Sherry H.; Clendenen, Avis; Schmidt, Stephen A. – Religious Education, 1997
Examines how a Canon (body of ideas, doctrines, and practices) becomes embodied in religious communities, how that experience forms the faithful in the tradition, and how that experience modifies the Canon of that tradition. Explores this phenomenon within the Jewish, Catholic, and Lutheran communities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Biblical Literature, Catholics, Christianity