A jewish view of human learning

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This paper offers a rabbinic reading of the Hebrew Bible's conception of human learning. Although addressed to adults, and focused on initiation of both young and old into its vision of the good, the Bible nonetheless offers a conception of how children ought to be educated. Central to this pedagogy is the view that education is fundamentally an ethical activity whose purpose is to nurture and affirm the moral potential of each person through the internalization of divine teachings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-164
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Children's Spirituality
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy


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