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The Cyclical History of Adult Jewish Learning in the United States: Peers' Law and its Implications

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Keter Publishing House

Author(s): Jonathan D. Sarna

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Adult, technical, and vocational education)

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish education; Adult education

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The article focuses on adult Jewish learning, it aims to shed light on a few significant moments in the history of adult Jewish learning in the United States. Although adult Jewish learning has undergone a dramatic revitalization over the past decade, we know almost nothing about how to conceptualize these developments historically. This is mainly because the standard histories of American Jewish education ignore adult Jewish learning.