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Thought Leaders

Thoughts from Jewish Education’s Leading Educators, Administrators, and Clergy.

BJE Thought Leaders

The year 2020 marks the centennial of a remarkable Jewish educational initiative.  In October 1920, Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) opened the Freies Judisches Lehrhaus (The Jewish House of Free Study), in Frankfurt.  This adult education institute was designed to share Jewish learning with a generation not well versed in Jewish texts, serving as a modern “beit midrash” (house of study).

Jul 23, 2020
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Jul 15, 2020
Visions of Jewish Education: Sir Moses Montefiore and Professor Seymour Fox
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Jul 08, 2020
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BJE Thought Leaders

It is a centuries-old habit to try to reduce wisdom into short aphorisms or sound bites (“do unto others…”), and to understand or label our experience of major calamities in a similar fashion (“when the going gets tough…”).

Jun 04, 2020


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