Hearing Multiple Voices: Hearing Midrash as Text

By Jeffrey A. Spitzer

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), March 2008

The author, a Jewish educator, challenged himself to create a curriculum that taught Israel with subtlety, nuance and complexity. He has found that by studying midrash with its multiplicity of voices and interpretive gaps, students feel that the dissonant voices that grow out of their own experience are not only legitimate but traditional. Although this is only one component of the school's Israel education strategy, the author hopes the complexity of the conversation within rabbnic texts will help engage students in thoughtful discussions of Israel and its centrality to our people.

Topic: Israel Education, Curriculum, Educators, Jewish Text, Students, Teachers

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 39/648

Page Number(s): 15-16

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Spitzer, Jeffrey A. Hearing Multiple Voices: Hearing Midrash as Text. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). March 2008: 15-16. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6327


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