Educating for Human Rights from the Jewish Perspective: Principles and Methods

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The objective of this article is to analyze the significance of the human rights concept in Judaism and its implications in religious education. To begin with we will explain the nature of the concept according to the Jewish perspective, and then demonstrate how we can educate for human rights in the framework of Jewish education, through the case-study of the obligation to remember the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt, and its practical implications as reflected in the Seder—the ceremony conducted during the feast of Passover. Employing Feuerstein’s mediating learning theory will enable us to broaden understanding human rights research and education.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationHuman Rights and Religion in Educational Contexts
EditorsM. L. Pirner, J. Lähnemann, H. Bielefeldt
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-39351-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-39350-6
StatePublished - 6 Jul 2016


  • Human dignity
  • Religious education
  • Jewish peoplehood
  • Liberate people
  • Canonical text


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