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Education

Steven M. Lowenstein

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows that virtually every German Jew born in the second and third quarters of the 19th century received an elementary German education and could read and write German. Advanced Talmudic ... More


Childhood and Education

Robert Liberles

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows how knowledge of the German language among Jews increased during the course of the 18th century. By the latter part of the century, governments increasingly mandated rudimentary ... More


From Theory to Practice: The Fight for Jewish Education in Vilna during the First World War

Andrew N. Koss

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 30: Jewish Education in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764500
eISBN:
9781800343429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764500.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter chronicles the unlikely blossoming of Yiddish and Hebrew schools in Vilna during the First World War. It examines the problems of providing education for refugee children raised at the ... More


Do Jewish Schools Make a Difference in the Former Soviet Union?

Zvi Gitelman

in Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113744
eISBN:
9781800340770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Jewish education in the former Soviet Union (FSU). Intensive Jewish education is seen in many countries, including Israel, as the most promising antidote to the assimilation of ... More


Women in Jewish Eastern Europe

Antony Polonsky

in Jews in Poland and Russia: 1881-1914 v. 2

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113836
eISBN:
9781800341067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113836.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the history of Jewish women in eastern Europe. In the period between 1750 and 1914, the patriarchal character of Jewish society and the inferior position of women within it was ... More


Jewish Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration

Alex Pomson

in Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113744
eISBN:
9781800340770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter discusses the growing social significance of Jewish day-school education within the context of the Jewish community. It looks more broadly at the developments within a ... More


Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 30: Jewish Education in Eastern Europe

Eliyana Adler and Antony Polonsky (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764500
eISBN:
9781800343429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764500.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

An emphasis on education has long been a salient feature of the Jewish experience. Historians of the early modern and modern era frequently point to the centrality of educational institutions and ... More


Gender Differentiation and the Education of Jewish Women

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the role, function, and extent of women's education in nineteenth-century east European Jewry, the way this education was integrated into broader gender classifications, and ... More


Jewish Pupils’ Perspectives on Religious Education and the Expectations of a Religious Community: The Jewish High School in Berlin

Christine Müller

in Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113744
eISBN:
9781800340770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a case study of the Jewish High School in Berlin — the only Jewish secondary school in contemporary Germany. The focus is on the re-establishment of this school in 1993 and the ... More


Introduction: Education for Its Own Sake

Eliyana R. Adler

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 30: Jewish Education in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764500
eISBN:
9781800343429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764500.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an in-depth analysis of an ambitious project for revitalizing Jewish education and Jewish society through exposure to intense musar instruction. It analyses grand expectations ... More


The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture

Marc Hirshman

in The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E.–350 C.E.: Texts on Education and Their Late Antique Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195387742
eISBN:
9780199852581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387742.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book considered the heart of rabbinic culture and its prioritization of study, and analyzed the major segments of rabbinic literature that chose to expatiate on the subject. The story that has ... More


Is the Question the Answer? The Context and Consequences of an Educational Pattern

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter studies the role of questions in east European Jewish education. The importance attributed to question asking by children and students may appear to be a rather trivial aspect of ... More


Three Essays on Jewish Education during the Nazi Occupation

Marian Małowist

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents three essays on Jewish education during the Nazi occupation. The first essay, entitled ‘The Spiritual Attitude of Jewish Youth in the Period before the Second World War and in ... More


Ḥeder Study, Knowledge of Torah, and the Maintenance of Social Stratification

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on education in east European Jewish society. On one hand, education was highly regarded by all Jews; learnedness was one of the critical qualities for membership in the elite ... More


The Reaction of the Polish Press to Baron Maurice de Hirsch’s Foundation for Jewish Education in Galicia

Agnieszka Friedrich

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 30: Jewish Education in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764500
eISBN:
9781800343429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764500.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the response to an educational endeavour initiated by the philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsch for the Jews of Galicia. It shows how the Polish press expressed a good deal of ... More


The Jewish Population of Syria

Yaron Harel

in Syrian Jewry in Transition, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113652
eISBN:
9781800340244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113652.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter compares and contrasts the large Jewish communities of Aleppo and Damascus in nineteenth-century Syria, as well as their distinctive features that affect the nature and speed of its ... More


Shabbatonim as Experiential Education in the North American Community Day High School

Jeffrey S. Kress and Joseph Reimer

in Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113744
eISBN:
9781800340770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the most common intensive experiential opportunity the new communal and Conservative Jewish day high schools in North America offer — the Shabbaton. The Shabbaton is a retreat ... More


Community as a Means and an End in Jewish Education

Jon A. Levisohn

in Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113744
eISBN:
9781800340770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers the possibility that communities are not only instrumentally but also intrinsically valuable. They are ends rather than or as well as means. The chapter discusses the ... More


Mystical Theology and Social Reform

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the relationship between Judah Loew's theological constructs and his program for social reform. By intertwining his mystical theology with his social dissent, Judah Loew ... More


With Perseverance and Faith From Kraków to New York

Naomi Seidman

in Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764692
eISBN:
9781800343351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764692.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the beginnings of Bais Yaakov on American soil. The Bais Yaakov seminary in New York began quietly, exactly as had happened in Kraków. But the words of instruction were like a ... More


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