To Teach Tsni'ut with Tsni'ut: On Educating for Tsni'ut in National-Religious Schools

By Tamar Biala

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, September 2009

This article argues that in recent years, religious Israeli society has seen an explosion of interest in sexuality, with a plethora of 'ask the rabbi' websites, guidebooks and similar phenomena. However, the author asserts that this guidance is highly problematic because high school sex and family education curricula for girls are patriarchal and boys receive none at all. The author outlines a curriculum which addresses these issues, laying out a learned feminist religious perspective, and re-envisioning ts'niut (modesty) as a positive ethical and spiritual value.

Topic: Curriculum, Gender, Orthodox Judaism, Sex Education

Name of Publication: Meorot: A Forum of Modern Orthodox Discourse

Editor: Korn, Eugene

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Biala, Tamar. To Teach Tsni'ut with Tsni'ut: On Educating for Tsni'ut in National-Religious Schools. Meorot: A Forum of Modern Orthodox Discourse. Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School. September 2009: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4097


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