Forum Response

Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher: Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Jeffrey L. Rubenstein; Jeffrey L. Rubenstein

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

Keywords: Higher Education; Judaic Studies; Curriculum; Educators

Type: Other

Coverage: United States United States


Responding to a series of articles in which Judaic Studies professors discuss their respective Jewish studies undergraduate programs, the author notes some common denominators concerning constraints under which Jewish studies programs operate. Among these are faculty constraints, the constraints of wider university policy, the tension between breadth and depth, and political biases.