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  • Education in the synagogue should aim for enhanced Jewish living

    By Rabbi Michael Weinberg

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For professors in a university's Judaic studies program, Jewish literacy appears to be a straightforward proposition. They can insist on prerequisites, delineate academic standards, articulate a curriculum, impose the extrinsic motivation of grades and design objective tests of...
  • Judaism 101: everything we need to know

    By Jo Kay

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    What is Jewish literacy? What does it mean to be Jewishly literate? Who is an educated Jew?

    Paula Hyman, professor of modern Jewish history at Yale University, wrote in an issue of Sh'ma, "There has been no consensus on the issue of 'Who is an educated Jew?' for more than 200...

  • Promoting Jewish Learning

    By Carolyn Slutsky

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On a recent Friday afternoon, the chapel bells at Duke University chimed "Shalom Aleichem" as about 1,300 educators gathered for the 31st annual conference of the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE).

    Billed as "Jewish Literacy: A Learned Community and a...

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