Applying Jewish Studies in the "Real World"

By Carol Levithan

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2002

Levithan begins by recounting a moment in rabbinical school where a professor suggested that as an academic, she would be able to transmit her superb education in the Hebrew Bible, while as a rabbi it would most likely be wasted. She hasn't found this to be the case and goes on to describe how her Jewish Studies education has inspired and deeply informed her work as an educator, through which she has drawn Jews of all ages, backgrounds, affiliations and beliefs into the extraordinary richness of the tradition.

Topic: Educators, Judaic Studies, Jewish Text, Higher Education, Jewish Studies, Clergy, Teachers

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.33/no.596

Page Number(s): 13-14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Levithan, Carol. Applying Jewish Studies in the "Real World". Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2002: 13-14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7870


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