Torah, Talmud, and curriculum: Required reading for educators

David Zisenwine*

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This article develops a menu of orientations for the teaching of rabbinic literature. First, the author explores and clarifies the idea of orientations. Then, each of ten orientations to the teaching of rabbinic literature is described and discussed: the Torah Orientation; the Contextual Orientation; the Jurisprudential Orientation; the Halakhic Orientation; the Literary Orientation; the Cultural Studies Orientation; the Historical Orientation; the Bekiut Orientation; the Interpretive Orientation; and the Skills Orientation. Finally, the conclusion identifies some purposes for developing this menu.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Jewish Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010


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