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Raising Jewish Children: Research and Indications for Intervention

Are statistical snapshots of adult behavior adequate to measure the “success” of Jewish education, or should researchers rather analyze Jewish journeys across the entire life cycle?38 Charme and Horowitz argue for new research that can serve as the basis for “a postmodern analysis” of “multiple forms of Jewish identities, cultures, and spiritualities” which can, depending on the person, include such points of engagement as “Zionism, spirituality, politics, art, ritual, klezmer [music], seders, synagogue,” and other experiences.38