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Front Matter Front Flap Half Title Page Title Page Copyright Page Table of Contents Introduction Contents THE CURRENT STATE OF RESEARCH IN JEWISH EDUCATION Reading the Journals Who Does the Research and WhyDissertations.Organizationally-sponsored research.Individual researchers.SummaryRoots of the Current Impoverished State of Research I. TEACHERS, TEACHING AND SCHOOLS COMMUNAL RESPONSES TO THE TEACHER SHORTAGE IN THE NORTH AMERICAN SUPPLEMENTARY SCHOOL - Susan L. Rosenblum ShevitzThe Analytic FrameworkConcern with a Teacher Shortage and Personnel Crisis CHART I: Proposed Remedies to the Crisis of the Jewish Teacher, 1955-1970 Restructure the CommunityChange Recruitment and Training ProceduresChange Working ConditionsRedefine Teacher Role ResponsibilitiesInitiate Programs to Help Individual Schools Cope The Historical ContextThe Myth of SeparationThe Myth of the Jewish School as a Threat to Americanization CHART 2: Grade Distribution in Boston Talmud Torahs, 1929 and 1954 Implications: Challenging the Community's MythsEDUCATION FOR CHANGE: TOWARD A MODEL OF JEWISH TEACHER EDUCATION - Barry W. Holtz and Eduardo RauchHelping Professions and the Problem of Character Individualism and Community in the Training of Jewish Professional The Question of Human ChangeBeyond the Merely RationalThe Hanger for WondersReclaiming the Jewish Spiritual TraditionToward a Setting for ChangeFollow-UpResearch PossibilitiesGOALS AND EFFECTIVENESS IN JEWISH EDUCATION: AN ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVE - Ronald L. ReynoldsThe Goal ConceptThe Rationalist PerspectiveOfficial and Operative GoalsThe Social Systems ApproachAn Empirical StudyFindingsConclusionEVALUATION: IS IT GOOD FOR JEWISH EDUCATION? - Adrianne BankIntroduction THE CURRENT STATE OF EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION Characteristics of Jewish Supplementary Education: Implications for Evaluation Substantive CharacteristicsSubject matter.Instruction.Institutional CharacteristicsContext.Governance.Towards an Agenda for EvaluationEvaluation purpose.Evaluation emphasis.Evaluation settings.Evaluation methodologies.Evaluation benefits.ConclusionII. COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION DEMOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND TO DIASPORA JEWISH EDUCATION - U. O. SchmelzIntroduction Determinants of Jewish School Age PopuplationTrends of Jewish School Age PopulationTHE IMPACT OF JEWISH EDUCATION ON THE RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOUR AND ATTITUDES OF BRITISH SECONDARY PUPILS - Stephen MillerIntroduction Aims and Design of ResearchMeasures UsedFindingsThe Impact of Jewish Education on Attitudes and BehaviorObservance of Jewish RitualSummary and DiscussionLE MASQUE ET LE VISAGE - Erik H. CohenL'education juive de la Revolution Francaise au debutdu XXe siecle ou Civis gallicus sumTout d'abord la RevolutionL'oeuvre philanthropiqueLe Juif — l'IsraeliteLe probleme de la langueEntre les deux guerres mondialesAu lendemain de la IIe guerre mondialeLes efforts et les resultats educatifs n'en sont donc que plus louablesL'O.R.T.Les mouvements et les organisations de jeunesseJuifs — non-Juifs Ashkenazes-Sepharades Ecoles juives et organismes de jeunesse: un developpement en ciseaux En guise de conclusionANNEXE II: Mouvements et organisations de jeunesse juifs en France, 1979-1981 SUBCULTURE OR COUNTERCULTURE: CAMP RAMAH - Janet AviadIntroduction The Emergence of RamahSubcultural Educational Goals and AmbiguitiesToward CommitmentEducational TheoryStrains in Accomplishment: The Experience of the 1960sThe ChallengeTOWARD A SYSTEM OF STATISTICAL INDICATORS ON JEWISH EDUCATION IN THE DIASPORA: FIRST DATA ON HOURS OF TOTAL AND JUDAIC INSTRUCTION IN JEWISH SCHOOLS, 1981/2-1982/3 - Sergio DellaPergolaIntroduction: The Project for Jewish Educational Statistics Quantitative Research on Jewish Education in the Diaspora: Selected Issues Hours of Instruction in Jewish SchoolsConclusionJEWISH SCHOOLS IN THE DIASPORA: A STATISTICAL DESCRIPTION - Allie A. DubbIntroduction ResultsConclusionSECULAR, NON-ZIONIST JEWISH EDUCATIONAL STREAMS IN ARGENTINA AND MEXICO FROM THE EARLY 1930's TO MID 1950's: THEIR APPROACH TO JEWISH EDUCATION AND ITS IDEATIONAL FOUNDATIONS - Efraim ZadoffTHE JEWISH EDUCATION OF JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN JEWISH AND NON-JEWISH SCHOOLS IN BRITAIN - Mordechai Bar-Lev and Menachem LevinTHE JEWISH YOUTH MOVEMENT AS A CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL FACTOR — THE CASE OF FRANCE - Yair AuronIII. HISTORY HEDER STUDY, KNOWLEDGE OF TORAH, AND THE MAINTENANCE OF SOCIAL STRATIFICATION IN TRADITIONAL EAST EUROPEAN JEWISH SOCIETY - Shaul Stampfer DEVELOPMENT OF THE JEWISH ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL SYSTEM DURING THE TALMUDIC AGE - Moses Aberbach THE NEW JEW — THE IDEAL OF ZIONIST EDUCATION IN PALESTINE - Marc RosensteinTHE EDUCATIONAL IDEAL OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE RELIGIOUS KIBBUTZ: TALMUDIC SCHOLAR, PIONEER AND CITIZEN - Marc SilvermanTHE CONTRIBUTORS MOSES ABERBACHYAIR AURONJANET AVIADADRIANNE BANKMORDECAI BAR-LEVERIK H. COHENSERGIO DELLAPERGOLAALLIE DUBBBARRY HOLTZMENACHEM LEVINSTEPHEN MILLEREDUARDO RAUCHDAVID RESNICKRONALD REYNOLDSMARC ROSENSTEINUZIEL O. SCHMELZSUSAN SHEVITZMARC SILVERMANSHAUL STAMPFEREFRAIM ZADOFFHEBREW SECTION Table of Contents - HEBREW Back Flap Back Cover
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Maimonides: Torah and Philosophic Quest
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The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 12
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

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Volume 4, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia
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Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer
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The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (Complete and Unabridged Electronic Edition)
This is the complete and unabridged electronic edition of the twentieth century finest and most comprehensive Hebrew lexicon available to the English-speaking student of the Hebrew Scriptures.

History of the Jews, Vol. 5: From the Chmielnicki Persecution of the Jews in Poland (1648 C.E.) to the Present Time (1870 C.E.)
A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The fifth volume covers the period from the Chmielnicki Persecution of the Jews in Poland to the Present Time.

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The Jew in the Literature of England
The Jew in the Literature of England sums up a history of the Jew as he was reflected in the literature of a civilization. Modder's sense of incident and detail, his command of a whole literature, his capacity to develop the social history that underpins literature make his study both absorbing and illuminating.

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The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 9
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

The Guide for the Perplexed
This is the full, unabridged text of one of the greatest philosophic works of all time. Written by a 12th-century thinker who was equally active as an original philosopher and as a Biblical and Talmudic scholar, it is both a classic of great historical importance and a work of living signicance today.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 6
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

The Birobidzhan Affair: A Yiddish Writer in Siberia
The Birobidzhan Affair is the autobiography, “a chronicle of heart-rending events” recounting Emiot's eight years at hard labor in various work camps in Siberia. Poignant, remarkably understated in tone, it provides evidence of his travails as a Jewish victim of the bitter bureaucracy that was Stalinist Russia.

The Jew in the Literature of England
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The Jews of Moslem Spain, Vol. 2/3
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History of the Jewish People
... a single volume (containing) the multitude of details of nearly 40 centuries of Jewish history (provided) with conciseness, clarity, and completeness. . . entire work is informed by a broad philosophic grasp of the subject, a rare balance and objectivity of treatment, and a warm love for the Jewish people and its heritage. Robert Gordis Encyclopaedia Judaica

Tales of Sendebar
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The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges: The Book of Exodus
The Book of Exodus sets before us, as the Hebrews of later ages told it, and in the vivid, picturesque style which the best Jewish historians could always command, the story of the deliverance from Egypt.

JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis
The JPS Torah Commentary series guides readers through the words and ideas of the Torah. Each volume is the work of a scholar who stands at the pinnacle of his field.

Studies in Israel Legislative Problems (Scripta Hierosolymitana, XXII)
An impressive collection of thoughts on major legal problems facing Israel, a country where the law is at a transitional stage and in the process of continous growth.

The Jews of Yugoslavia: A Quest for Community
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Jewish Life In The Middle Ages
A sweeping view of Jewish historical and cultural experience. Written in the end of the 19th century by an extremly astute historian and a storyteller, this volume will assist readers in better understanding the position of Jews in today's world as well.

Sunset Possibilities and Other Poems
Continuing the high standards of the JPS Jewish Poetry Series, this volume presents poems that have become twentieth-century classics. Included are eighty poems printed in English and Hebrew on facing pages.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): SAMUEL I & II
Although there have been other contributions on this subject, this volume still is worth having as it contains most of arguments still serving as a basis for modern Christian mainline (and thus also Jewish Reform) liberalism.

Does God Belong in the Bedroom?
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Notes on the Hebrew Text and the Topography of the Book of Samuel
Electronic edition of one of the most influential books ever written about the Bible; S.R. Driver's meticulously detailed reconstruction and analysis of Samuel has remained vital for over a century.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 5
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

Islam Unveiled
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Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion and Law. Vol. III
Many traces of the old modes of life and thought survive in the form of folklore. A few such relics of ruder times, as they are preserved like fossils in the Old Testament, are illustrated and explained by the author in this book. In the third volume The Keepers of the Threshold, the Bird-Sanctuary, The Silent Widow, and other stories are discussed.

Conversos on Trial. Hispania Judaica, v. 3
This story is eloquently related on the basis of Inquisition files which depict the Conversos' deep yearning to their Jewish past and the ultimate sacrifice they were prepared to offer for their continued adherence to their ancestral faith.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 8
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

Early History of the Alphabet
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History of Jewish Coinage and of Money in the Old and New Testament
Madden's work constitutes . . . a record of many rare or unique examples of Jewish art, preserving spontaneity and directness in our contact with the Jewish past. Michael Avi-Yonah Professor of Archaeology at Hebrew University, Jerusalem

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Obadiah, Joel
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Hasidism and the Jewish Enlightenment: Their Confrontation in Galicia and Poland in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
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Tractate Sanhedrin: Commentary and Study Guide
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Consolation for the Tribulations of Israel
Many centuries ago a thoughtful and scholarly Jew asked the question: Why do the righteous suffer? Anxious to help us reach out for an answer, a brilliant young scholar, Martin A. Cohen, has prepared a translation of Consolaçam as tribulaçoens de Israel, a history of the Jews written by a Portuguese Marrano who had witnessed the tragic events that befell his people in Portugal in the first half of the sixteenth century.

Volume 1, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia
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The Jews of Charleston: A History of an American Jewish Community
The small group of Jewish inhabitants of Charles Town in South Carolina met in 1750 to organize themselves permanently into a religious community. This book tells that community's story down to the present day. It describes the process of adjustment both of the Jews and their religion.

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Europe's Century of Discontent: The Legacies of Fascism, Nazism and Communism
With the demise of the Soviet Union and the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, a number of questions regarding the conventional understanding of totalitarianism could now be viewed in the new light. The classical studies of totalitarianism were undertaken when Nazism and Fascism had been vanquished, while the Soviet system still existed: this created an asymmetry which could now be overcome. The ideological Cold War edge which sometimes accompanied debates about totalitarianism was similar

The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (Complete and Unabridged Electronic Edition)
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Tales of Sendebar
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Created by Reform Rabbis and Jewish Scholars, many of whom escaped from Nazi Germany, the Encyclopedia exhibits a unique sensitivity to all forms of anti-Semitic agitation and malice and makes every effort to find allies among others, especially Christians, to forge a shield for Jewish people in the face of the coming catastrophe.

Matters of Life and Death
Incredible medical breakthroughs of today, like genetic engineering, in-vitro fertilization, and cloning, as well as the ability and choice to prolong life force us as Jews and human beings to struggle with the dilemmas posed by modern medicine. How does one decide which treatments to accept as appropriate and which not? Jewish law and ethics, as Dr. Elliot Dorff points out, which stem from the ancient teachings of the Talmud, do not directly address these modern issues, but the Jewish tradition