Text Study Vs. (and/or) the Study of Texts: A Pedagogical Reflection

By Alan Levenson

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 2002

This piece looks at text study within the context of Judaic studies. The author explores the distinction between "text study" and the "study of texts," fleshing out some of the pedagogical consequences implied in this distinction. The author highlights important aspects of text study which includes its "micro" focus, which according to the author is hyper-textual or etymological. The author goes on to describe an alternative approach to meaningful teaching in the Judaic Studies context. The author concludes by asserting that the study of text is an important and critical resource in the area of Judaic instruction.

Topic: Judaic Studies, Jewish Text, Higher Education, Jewish Studies

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Volume/Issue: Vol.66/no.2

Page Number(s): 29-36

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Levenson, Alan. Text Study Vs. (and/or) the Study of Texts: A Pedagogical Reflection. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 2002: 29-36. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4456


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