Rosenak Teaching Jewish Values

David Resnick

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    Rosenak’s Teaching Jewish Values (1986) is perhaps his most accessible book about Jewish education. After diagnosing the “diseases” of Jewish education, he endorses “teaching Jewish values” as the curricular strategy most likely to succeed given the chasm which divides traditional Jewish subject matter and the milieu in which Jewish education takes place—e.g., the values of home and peer group. A close analysis of the book reveals cracks in his commitment to Jewish values, and I explore alternatives to values education he himself presents, such as acquisition of norms or learning the “language of being Jewish.”.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)434-445
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Jewish Education
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 2 Oct 2014

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