Studies in Jewish Education X: In...

The 10th volume of Studies in Jewish Education reflects the commitment of the Hebrew University in general, and of the Melton Centre in particular, to reflection and research on issues pertaining to Jewish education. The essays and articles appearing in this volume represent the summary of a conference held in honor of Prof. Michael Rosenak on the occasion of his retirement after 33 years of research and teaching at the Melton Centre.

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Studies in Jewish Education X: In Search of Jewish Paideia : Directions in the Philosophy of the Jewish Education


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Front matterHalf-title pageEditorsTitleCopyrightsContentsIntroductionConference lectures and responsesZeev Mankowitz - A response to Mordecai Nisan's 'Commitment and uncertainty'Peter Ochs - A road to the postmodern palace - Michael Rosenak's theological response to teh postmodern conditionJosheph Lukinsky - A response to Asher Shkedi's 'Jewish values in the classroom'Samuel C. Heilman - Modern orthodox Judaism today - currents and trends in AmericaSolomon Schimmel - Moral and intellectual challenges in teaching bibleDalia Ofer - Holocaust education between history and memory: survey, analysis and critiqueRepresentative articles by Prof. Michael RosenakThe educated Jew - three modern models
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Louis Ginzberg: Keeper of the Law
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Dona Gracia of the House of Nasi
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Studies in Mishnaic Hebrew (Scripta Hierosolymitana, XXXVII)
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Tanna Debe Eliyyahu: The Lore of the School of Elijah
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A Commentary on the Book of Exodus
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Rabad of Posquieres: A Twelfth-Century Talmudist
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Aspects of the Jewish Economic History
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My Brother s Keeper: A History of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1929-1939.
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