History and Philosophy of Jewish Education

A Bibliographical Essay

  • Lawrence E Frizzell Seton Hall University, New Jersey
Keywords: Jewish, Education


Study and learning are integral to the Jewish way of life. The search for knowledge is rooted first in the experience of God as teacher and the appreciation of the treasure bequeathed in his Word. Thus, any review of the Jewish culture points to the relationship between the people and the Bible, its commentaries and numerous works deriving from the spirituality it offers.


Joseph Sievers, " 'Where two or three. . . ' The rabbinic concept of Shekhinah and Matthew 18:20",

Standing Before God (editors Asher Finkel and Lawrence Frizzell) (New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1981) pp. 171-182.

Israel Abrahams, Edwyn Bevan and Charles Singer, The Legacy of Israel (Oxford : Clarendon, 1927)

Moshe Davis (editor), Israel: Its Role in Civilization (New York : Harper and Bro, , 1956)

Abraham Katsh, The Biblical Heritage of American Democracy (New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1977)

Jacob Katzman, The Jewish Influence on Civilization (New York: Bloch Publishing House, 1974)

Cecil Roth, The Jewish Contribution to Civilization (London : East and West Library, 1956).

Dagobert Runes, The Hebrew Impact on Western Civilization (New York: Philosophical Library, 1951).

Christopher Lucas, "The scribal tablet-house in ancient Mesopotamia," History of Education Quarterly 19 (1979) pp. 305-332.

A. Leo Oppenheim, "A note on the scribes in Mesopotamia," Studies in Honor of Benne Landsberger (editor H. Güterbock) (University of Chicago Press, 1965).

Ake Sjöberg, "In praise of the scribal art, Journal of Cuneiform Studies 24 (1972) pp. 126-129.

R. J, Williams, "Scribal training in ancient Egypt", Journal of American Oriental Studies 92 (1972) pp. 214-221.

Joseph Blenkinsopp, Wisdom and Law in the Old Testament: The Ordering of Life in Israel and Early Judaism (Oxford University Press, 1983);

Dermot Cox, Proverbs, with an Introduction to the Sapiential Books (Wilmington : Michael Glazier, (982);

James L. Crenshaw, Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction (Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1981);

Donn F. Morgan, Wisdom in the Old Testament Traditions (At]anta : John Knox Press, 1981);

Roland E. Murphy, Wisdom Literature (The Forms of the Old Testament Wisdom Literature, volume X Ill) (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1981).

M. Küchler, Friihjudische Weísheitstraditionen. Zur Fortgang weisheitlichen Denkens im Bereich des friihjudischen Jahwesglaubens (Göttingen : Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 1979)

James L. Crenshaw, Studies in Ancient Israelite Wisdom (New York: K tav Publishing House, 1976).

R. Voeltzel has published the following essays: ' 'L'enfant chez les Hébreux," Receuils de la Société Jean Bodin 35 (1975)

"L'enfant et son education dans la Bible," Le Point Théologique (Paris: Beauchesne, 1973).

J. W. McKay, "Man's love for God in Deuteronomy and father/ teacher-son/pupil relationship," Vetus Testamentum 22 (1972) pp. 426-435.

Warren S. Kissinger's The Parables of Jesus: A History of Interpretation and Bibliography (Metuchen, N. J. : Scarecrow Press, 1979).

Jan Lambrecht's Once More Astonished: The Parables of Jesus (New York: Crossroad, 1981)

Robert H. Stein's An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1981).

Asher Finkel, The Pharisees and the Teacher of Nazareth: A Study of Their Background, Their Halachic and Midrashic Teachings, the Similarities and Differences (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1974)

Arland Hultgren, Jesus and His Adversaries: The Form and Function of the Conflict Stories in the Synoptic Tradition (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1979).

Riesner's article ' 'Der Ursprung der Jesus-Uberlieferung" in Theologische Zeitschrift 38 (1982) pp. 493-513.

I. Yamauchi, "Jesus as teacher reconsidered" in Die Mitte des Neuen Testament (editors U. Luz and H. Weber) (Got tingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1983) pp. 412-426.

Noah H. Rosenbloom, Tradition in an Age of Reform: The Religious Philosophy of Samson Raphael Hirsch (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1976)

Norman Lamm, "Study and prayer: their relative value in Hasidism and Mitnagdism, "Samuel Mirsky Memorial Volume (New York: Yeshiva University Press, 1970) p. 37-52.

Maurice Friedman, Martin Buber's Life and Work (N.Y. Dutton 1983 & 1984) three volumes.

Adir Cohen, The Educational Philosophy of Martin Buber (Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1983),

Joshua Weinstein, Buber and Humanistic Education (New York: Philosophical Library, 1975)

Gordon, "Buberian learning groups: a response to the challenge of education for peace in the Mideast," Teachers College Record 82 (1981) pp. 291-310.

Ernst Simon' "Martin Buber as an educator," Martin Buber 1878-1978 (editor, Wolfgang Zink) (Bonn: Hohnwacht Verlag, 1978) pp. 45-49.

John Merkle, "Religious experience through conscience in the religious philosophy of A J. Heschel," Louvain Studies 6 (1976) pp. 354-365.

Ronald Kronish, "John Dewey's influence on Jewish education in America," Studies in Jewish Education (editor, Barry Chazan) I (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1983) pp. 168-191.

Gerald Bubis and H. Wasserman, Synagogue Havuroth: A Comparative Study (Washington: University Press of America, 1983).

Encyclopedia of Education (New York: MacMillan, 1971),

William W. Brickman contributed an article on Israel (Volume 5, pp. 224-229)

Joseph Kaminetsky surveyed Jewish education in the United States (pp. 258-263).

Shmuel Bendor, "Israel, State of," in The International Encyclopedia of Higher Education (San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1977) volume 5, p. 2330-41.

Jack D. Spiro offers a popular—level work, To Learn and to Teach: A Philosophy of Jewish Education (New York: Philosophical Library, 1983).

Barry Chazan, Studies in Jewish Education (Jerusalem: Magnes Press)

David Hartman, Joy and Responsibility: Israel, Modernity and the Renewal of Judaism (Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi-Poster, 1978).

How to Cite
Frizzell, L. E. (1984). History and Philosophy of Jewish Education. Journal of Dharma, 9(4), 336-347. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/jd/article/view/1492