Jewish multicultural education: A minority view

David Resnick

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    To ensure Jewish continuity, Jewish education must become minority education, heightening a Jew's sense of being different from other groups in American society. This approach runs counter to classic Jewish striving for acceptance in the majority culture, but it responds to other minorities' relating to Jews as part of that majority. Such an approach is warranted on sociological and theological grounds and emphasizes commands and customs which reassert ethnic identity: food, festivals, fashion, and family. While this approach is likely to succeed, it runs the risk of engendering chauvinism. That risk may be reduced by a strategy of "transcending nested contradictions.".

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)209-221
    Number of pages13
    JournalReligious Education
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 1996


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