Wisdom From All My Teachers
Challenges & Initiatives in
Contemporary Torah Education
Edited By Jeffrey Saks & Susan Handelman
399 pages, Illustrated, 7" x 9 ¾"
The twenty essays in this volume are both descriptive and prescriptive. The authors represent a remarkable cross-section of contemporary Torah educators; both men and women, teachers with but a few years of experience, side by side with the leading figures in Torah education, both in Israel and throughout the Diaspora. In this book, innovative Jewish educators explore the nature of Torah study and its relationship to the love and awe of God, personal moral development; the role of worldly wisdom in Torah education; the cultivation of the student's soul; the challenges of teaching students or adults who do not fit into the mold of the traditional curriculum; deliberations on the teaching of Talmud and Bible to this generation; the use of philosophy and aggadah in the yeshiva curriculum, and the place of the Israel experience in shaping the religious personality. This book combines erudition with deep concern for the challenges facing the field of Jewish education in the contemporary world.
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