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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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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. The second volume covers Jacob and the kidskins, the passage through the Red Sea, the judgment of Solomon, and other stories.

To Do the Right and the Good
A thought-provoking examination of Jewish social ethics in relation to the mores of contemporary society. In this book, Rabbi Dorff focuses on the social aspects of the Jewish tradition, while tackling such timely topics as war and peace, poverty, intrafaith and interfaith relations, and forgiveness.

Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica Vol. 3
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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.

History of the Jews, Vol. 2: From the Reign of Hyrcanus (135 B.C.E.) to the Completion of the Babylonian Talmud (500 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 second volume covers the period from the reign of Hyrcanus to the completion of the Babylonian Talmud.

Pesikta de-Rab Kahana
A winner of the National Jewish Book Award in 1976, this book is the translation of the Pesikta, a famous collection of midrashim. The Pesikta emerged in a time of deep crisis for the Jewish people, disappeared sometime in the sixteenth century, and was reborn only in the nineteenth century.

The Jews of Navarre in the Late Middle Ages. Hispania Judaica, v. 4
Documented depiction of the economic activities of the Jews and their work at the service of the Crown in this Christian kingdom.

Between East and West: A History of the Jews of North Africa
This book is a valuable contribution to our understanding of “the forgotten million” that once comprised the great Jewish communities of North Africa. It covers a period of more than two thousand years in the history of those communities.

Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion Legend and Law. Vol. II
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. The second volume covers Jacob and the kidskins, the passage through the Red Sea, the judgment of Solomon, and other stories.

The Book of Pogroms (in Russian)
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Tractate Bava Basra I: Commentary and Study Guide
The third of the three Talmudic tractates of the order Neziḳin, dealing with man's responsibilities and rights as the owner of property, of a house or field. The tractate is divided into ten chapters, the contents of which may be described as follows: (1) Regulations relating to property held by more than one owner (ch. i.); (2) responsibilities of an owner of property with regard to that of his neighbor (ch. ii.); (3) established rights of ownership and rights connected with property

The Documentary Hypothesis and the Composition of the Pentateuch: Eight Lectures
Although originally published more then 50 years ago, this little Cassuto's book is still probably the best, most focused attack on Wellhausen's Documentary Hypothesis and a powerful defense of the integrity of the biblical text.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): ESTHER
Extraodinary book which retained its freshness and technical insight after almost a century of existance.

Ethics of Responsibility: Pluralistic Approaches to Conventional Ethics
Ethics of Responsibility bridges the gap between liberal Jewish philosophy and modern Orthodoxy. It is thoughtful reading for both the Jewish and non-Jewish scholar, teacher, and for all readers interested in the study of ethics and morality.

Hebrew-English Torah: The Five Books of Moses
This is a Study Edition of the traditional Masoretic text placed next to the classic word-for-word Jewish translation by JPS; it features the most authoritative Hebrew text - based on the Leningrad Codex - complete with cantillation marks, vocalization and verse numbers.

Esther's Plea
A facinated exploration of the tie-in between hallachic decision making process and politics through the analysis of the disputes of R. Yehoshua and R. Elazar haModi'in in Tractate Megillah.

The Battle for Jerusalem: June 5-7,1967
Enhanced by fascinating photographs and an epilogue tracing the subsequent lives and military careers of the key participants, Rabinovich's gripping narrative brings the reader to the scene of this brilliant military victory and emotional reunion of a people with their sacred city.

Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion Legend and Law. Vol. II
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. The second volume covers Jacob and the kidskins, the passage through the Red Sea, the judgment of Solomon, and other stories.

The Responsa Literature
An interesting presentation of an extraordinary type of correspondence between communities and foremost Jewish authorities during the past fifteen hundred years by which social, economic and religious problems were discussed and solved.

Chapters on Jewish Literature
The twenty-five short chapters on Jewish Literature open with the fall of Jerusalem in the year 70 of the current era, and end with the death of Moses Mendelssohn in 1786. This book has been compiled with the definite aim of providing an elementary manual of Jewish literature both for home and school use.

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 Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges: The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah
Few books oner such a variety of interest or embrace material of such deep significance as Ezra and Nehemiah do. The teaching of these books is of especial value in reference to the faithfulness of the divine promise, the discipline of disappointment, the hallowing of common life, and the preparation for the messianic age.

Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica Vol. 2
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Hebrew Ethical Wills
This volume includes specimens which, either as complete texts or as extracts, are representative of the type of literature known as Ethical Wills. The testaments give an intimate insight into the personal religion of Jews and Jewish experience through many centuries.

Mystic Tales from the Zohar
A translation of eight of the most interesting narratives found in the Zohar. In addition, the book contains a comprehensive introduction, a glossary, notes, and a bibliography.

A Catalogue of Fragments of Halakhah and Midrash from the Cairo Genizah
The core of this impressive volume is its catalog of Rabbinica that is accompanied by twelve facsimile pages of representative documents.

The Bunker
The book tells a story of seven Jews who succeeded in escaping the massacre of Jews that followed the Warsaw uprising in 1944. From about September 1944 until January 1945 the author lived with six others in a bunker under inconceivable conditions. Yet they survived. How they managed this is told in The Bunker.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 4
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.

AN EMPIRE IN THE HOLY LAND


A History of the Jews in Christian Spain. Vol. 2
One of the century s great classics of Jewish historiography. The second volume of Professor Baer s monumental work tells the tragic story of the dissolution of the great Spanish Jewish community.

A Commentary on the Book of Genesis (Part II): from Noah to Abraham
By extending his method of exegesis in this volume to another section of the Torah, Cassuto indirectly buttressed his theories with new evidence of the inherent rightness of his approach.

A Separate Republic
Based on the Libro Grande, which is included in this volume, this authoritative analysis of the Venetian Jewish community of the 17th century gives a snapshot of the political and social structure of the Jews of Venice as they related to the general population of the Venetian Republic of that period and to the ethnic,economic, and religious diversity within their own community.

Tosefta Ki-Fshutah v. 9
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The Commentary of R. Samuel Ben Meir Rashbam on Qoheleth


Chapters on Jewish Literature
The twenty-five short chapters on Jewish Literature open with the fall of Jerusalem in the year 70 of the current era, and end with the death of Moses Mendelssohn in 1786. This book has been compiled with the definite aim of providing an elementary manual of Jewish literature both for home and school use.

Spain, the Jews, and Franco
The role played by Spain during World War II regarding the Jews has long been a matter of controversy. This volume, first published in Hebrew to wide acclaim seeks to set the record straight. It offers a full and objective account of the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied countries by the Franco regime.

A History of the Jews in Christian Spain. Vol. 2
One of the century s great classics of Jewish historiography. The second volume of Professor Baer s monumental work tells the tragic story of the dissolution of the great Spanish Jewish community.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics Vol. 4
The most comprehensive work in its class; includes articles on all religions, ethical systems and movements, religious beliefs and customs, philosophical ideas, moral practices, as well as related subjects in anthropology, mythology, folklore, relevant areas of biology, psychology, economics and sociology.

History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Vol. 3: From the Accession of Nicholas II until 1916. Bibliography and Index.
A History of the Jews in Russia and Poland from the pen of S. M. Dubnow (based upon a work in Russian which was especially prepared for JPS) needs neither justification nor recommendation. The work is divided into thee volumes. The third and concluding volume deals with the reign of Nicholas II., the last of the Romanovs, and also contains the bibliographical apparatus, the maps, the index, and other supplementary material.

The Sages -- Their Concepts and Beliefs
...an indespensable book for all those who are curious to know how the rabbis of the Talmud handled philosophical and theological issues. It has few peers. --David Weiss Halivni

The Jewish Community: Its History and Structure to the American Revolution. Vol.II.
The second volume of the work that is centered on the European Jewish community of the Middle Ages and early modern times. The author offers a comprehensive historical and sociological analysis of the Jewish communal evolution during the Emancipation era.

Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, this book will be a stimulating and rewarding step to exploring and restoring Jewish theology – and faith – at a time when belief is continually challenged and yet so very needed.

Legends of the Bible
This is storytelling with a grain of salt and a lot of wit; tales springing from the antiquity of oral tradition, told with sheer delight in the glory of a book transformed by a hundred generations whose daily thoughts and deeds were transformed by The Book.

History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Vol. 2: From the Death of Alexander I until the Death of Alexander III. (1825–1894)
A History of the Jews in Russia and Poland from the pen of S. M. Dubnow (based upon a work in Russian which was especially prepared for JPS) needs neither justification nor recommendation. The work is divided into thee volumes. The second volume treats of the history of Russian Jewry from the death of Alexander I (1825) until the death of Alexander III (1894).

Meeting of Cultures and Clash of Cultures


History of the Jews, Vol. 1: From the Earliest Period to the Death of Simon the Maccabee (135 B.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 first volume covers the period from the entry of Israelite tribes into the land of Canaan to the settlement of the Judeans in Egypt.

Volume 6, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia
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.

Bernard Revel: Builder of American Jewish Orthodoxy
A biography of and assesment of ideas of one of the major personalities of American Jewish Orthodoxy.

JPS Bible Commentary: Esther
In this latest addition to the Jewish Publication Society's commentary series, the reader will further be reworded with many productive and original insights: in this particular case on the background of the feast of Purim.

A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice
This is the most detailed and comprehensive guide to Jewish practice for home and synagogue, written in the spirit of Modern Orthodox and Conservative movements.