Month: January 2013

Aleph Bet (1954)

Among the many regular and semi-regular features of this blog will be old, archival, out-of-print, and otherwise forgotten samples of Jewish educational materials from yesteryear and beyond. Part of this is an attempt to share some of the beautiful and strange materials that have made up the body of curriculum in years past. Part of this is motivated by a… Read more →

The Black Box Problem

Jewish Education has a black box problem. Scholars of Jewish education often seem overly concerned with the outcomes of educational experiences, often at the expense of the experiences themselves. “Put kids in,” goes the logic of the black box “and you get Jews out.” Much of the literature about the “impact” or “effectiveness” of day schools or taglit-birthright has little… Read more →

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