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Raising Jewish Children: Research and Indications for Intervention

Lee S. Shulman suggests that new research should focus on a variety of curriculums and pedagogical techniques, including traditional Jewish educational pedagogies, emphasis on argumentation, or the chevruta study dyad, their use in contemporary settings, and Jewish educational philosophies which inform them. Obsessed with the end-result efficacy of education, we have mostly ignored the way in which Jewish educational techniques themselves can work to increase and nurture Jewish identity.47