The World of Jewish Education

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-Can Jewish law be “temporarily set aside for the sake of a teaching moment�? (The Jerusalem Post)

-Will Jewish charter schools be good or bad for Jewish education?

-Aaron Lansky’s National Yiddish Book Center has basically completed its task of rescuing more than a million Yiddish books, including preserving some 14,000 volumes through digitization. In the next phase the center plans a tremendous expansion of its facility to make room for an education center. (The Forward)

-Middlebury College and Brandeis University have teamed up to create a summer language-immersion program scheduled to open in the summer of 2008, focusing on modern Hebrew and Israeli culture. (The Forward)

-Jewish studies programs at American colleges are increasingly filled with gentile students. (Jewish Journal)

-The pendulum seems to be swinging more toward Hebrew instruction in synagogue Hebrew Schools. (NJ Jewish News)

Posted on September 5, 2007

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