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Jewish education

Historically, the Holocaust hasn’t loomed large for the ultra-Orthodox.

Cathryn J. Prince
June 1 2015 12:01AM

Benefiting from Tunisian government protection, the Jews of Djerba, who trace their history to the time of the First Temple, have held fast to their. . .

Lucette Lagnado
Feb. 16 2015 12:01AM

Day schools are a powerful tool in ensuring lifelong commitment to Judaism, but the number of non-Orthodox Jews enrolling their. . .

Nov. 17 2014 12:01AM

85% of young American Jews attend college. They need tending.

Nov. 10 2014 12:01AM

Last year’s survey of American Jews brought dire news—rising intermarriage, falling birthrates, dwindling congregations. Our reanalysis confirms the message, and complicates it.

Nov. 2 2014 10:00PM

A labor economist has written a new book subjecting Jewish identity to a formal cost-benefit analysis. Attempting to sort through the decisions made by American. . .

Steven I. Weiss
Oct. 8 2014 12:01AM

A bloated bureaucracy, meddling ministers, an “unbearable” teachers’ union, post-Zionist politics: no wonder few students learn even the basics of Israel’s history. (Interview by Akiva Bigman)

Tzvi Tzameret
Sept. 5 2014 12:01AM

Despite the impression given by the biggest Jewish education programs, learning need not end at forty, if you know where to look for it.

Erika Dreifus
Aug. 7 2013 12:00AM

Judaism has always prized the wisdom of age over youth. You wouldn't know it if you happened to be a mature Jewish professional looking for a new position.

Jeffrey K. Salkin
Aug. 5 2013 12:00AM

Secular universities, of all places, have become a principal arena where the best Christian ideas do battle with the most sophisticated versions of the materialist. . .

July 17 2013 12:00AM

Some Hebrew-language charter schools amount to day schools in all but name; others distance themselves from any overtly Jewish association. Neither kind is dominant; both are popular. 

Uriel Heilman
July 9 2013 12:00AM

“Of course haredim want to work,” says Hanita Fridman, ultra-Orthodox CEO of the Israeli software development company Karmisoft. “It’s just that nobody wants to hire. . .

David Shamah
June 24 2013 12:00AM

Uniting religious and secular Israelis in study, Ein Prat aims to create a national movement of young people who are fervently Jewish without necessarily being ritually observant.

Gary Rosenblatt
June 17 2013 12:00AM

What unites four recent and otherwise different introductions to Judaism is a reflexive aversion to supposedly static forms of traditionalism: in other words, to Orthodoxy.

Matt Plen
June 3 2013 2:38AM