A Tradition of Questioning Tradition

By Bethamie Horowitz

Forward Association, May 27, 2005

The author analyzes how and why American Jews, more than any other religious group surveyed, encourage their children to think for themselves, and question what they do not believe in. The author describes the discussions that ensued during a two-day retreat for new Catholic and Jewish private school teachers. The teachers showed great differences in their conception of "faith," which was reflective of the way in which the Jewish educators had grown accustomed to ask questions about and analyze--not just study--the Jewish text.

Topic: Youth, Educators, Jewish Text, Teachers, Values

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

Editor: Goldberg, J.J.

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Genre: Newspaper

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Horowitz, Bethamie. A Tradition of Questioning Tradition. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 27 May 2005: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3827


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