[Avodah] The Problem with Jewish Education
Prof. L. Levine
llevine at stevens.edu
Thu Jul 15 15:00:13 PDT 2021
The Problem with Jewish Education - aishcom<https://www.aish.com/jw/s/The-Problem-with-Jewish-Education.html>
It is true that Jewish education is not secular education anyway you take it. And it should not be. We live in a combine Jewish secular society There are those who live or wish to live or believe to live in only Jewish world, and what is not specifically Jewish or Jewish enaugh is of no or less value Good Luke to them and G... bless them For the others , we are trying to make this world that G ...
Day schools need to look introspectively and re-evaluate the mission of Jewish education. Rabbis and teachers need to demand that the sanctity of Torah subjects be upheld through a transmission system that is consistent with Torah ideals. Community leaders need to reject mediocrity and object to status quo models that aren’t designed to maximize the potential of each student. We need to shout from the rooftops that the Jewish souls we hand over to our schools are our future and need to be handled with the utmost care and properly cultivated.
We need to grab hold of the ideals that have sustained us and re-imagine Jewish education. That may mean a model that blends Torah wisdom with 21st century tools. God gives us incredible capability to discover how to absorb more, faster and clearer, and we should utilize those gifts to bolster Jewish learning. Let’s be clear with our goals for Jewish education and avoid vague mandates and meaningless public statements.
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