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Commandments and Concerns: Jewish Religious Education in the Secular Society


reviewed by Joseph Lukinsky 1989

coverTitle: Commandments and Concerns: Jewish Religious Education in the Secular Society
Author(s): Michael Rosenak
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia
ISBN: 0827602790, Pages: 288, Year: 1987
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This work establishes Michael Rosenak of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem as the premier philosopher of Jewish education. In the Deweyan tradition that philosophy is the “general theory of education,” he has attacked the central questions of theory and practice in Jewish religious education and created a fabric of connections among them. In doing so he has produced something of great value for religious education, and for education in general. Readers should plunge into the complexities of this book and not be put off by the title. Jewish educators are not alone in mediating the tension between received tradition and the struggle for significance in the present. The same issue is faced by other religious educators and in every discipline of learning that has a tradition carried forward by its community of scholars, which implies that learning generally starts with some givens imposed on the learner. Thomas Kuhn has clarified the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 90 Number 4, 1989, p. 651-654
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 515, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 11:45:49 AM

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