Authoring, Authority, and Authenticity: The Storying of Jewish Education

By Tali Zelkowicz

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, March 2010

The author asserts that Jewish educators and communal leaders have long argued over the proper ways to socialize the next Jewish generations into American society. He describes our unconscious master narrative, which he calls the "Humpty Dumpty Narrative." Discussing boundaries and limits in Jewish education, he concludes that words, metaphors and narratives all shape our understanding of the past and the present as well as our vision for the future.

Topic: History, Narrative, Children, Acculturation, Education, Communal Memory

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.668

Page Number(s): 6-7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Zelkowicz, Tali. Authoring, Authority, and Authenticity: The Storying of Jewish Education. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. March 2010: 6-7. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6840


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