Texts and Contexts: Israel in the Jewish Curriculum


Publication Date: January 1971

Publisher: Rabbinical Assembly of America; Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Author(s): Barry Chazan

Research Area: Education

Keywords: World Jews; Jewish education; Israel attachment

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel


What is the core conception of Israel in a comprehensive theory of contemporary Jewish education? The text books used to teach about Israel reflect some underlying assumptions and attitudes. We shall briefly examine the concept of Israel as projected in four text books, and then suggest certain guidelines which may be regarded as basic for any theory and practice of the teaching of Israel in contemporary Jewish education.