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E
g e l s o n
, L
o u i s
I., “Confirmation Practices in One Hundred Jewish Religious
Schools,” in
Year Book
,
Central Conference of American Rabbis
, Volume XLI,
1931, pp. 366 ff. An inquiry into the requirements for confirmation, prepara-
tion for the occasion, and the nature of the ceremony.
K
o h n
, R
a b b i
a n d
M
r s
.
S.
J
o s h u a
,
Outlines for Jewish Customs, Ceremonies,
a n d
Institutions for Use in Hebrew High School Extension Department, Teachers’
Manual. Philadelphia, Bulletin /20, Associated Talmud Torahs, 1929. 98
pp. Mimeographed.
After a general statement on methodology, the aims
of each lesson, outline of subject matter, and conclusions are given. A test
follows each outline. The topics covered are the Synagogue, prayer, and the
festivals.
L
a n g
, R
a b b i
L
e o n
S., A Curriculum for the High School Department of the Jewish
Religious School. New York, United Synagogue of America, 1931. 77 pp.
Mimeographed. A curriculum for a Sabbath and Sunday high school organ-
ized about the subjects of Hebrew, history, literature, and ethics. Courses
are fully outlined and many problems and projects are appended.
H
i s t o r y
o f
J
e w i s h
E
d u c a t i o n
D
r a z i n
, N
a t h a n
,
History of Jewish Education from 515 to 220 C.E. Baltimore,
Johns Hopkins Press, 1940. 161 pp. Discussion of philosophy, administration,
content, and method of the earliest Jewish school systems.
E
b y
, F
r e d e r i c k
a n d
A
r r ow o o d
, C
h a r l e s
F
l i n n
,
“Theocratic Education Among
the Hebrews,” in
History and Philosophy of Education
,
Ancient and Medieval.
New York, Prentice Hall, 1940. Pp. 108 ff.
A
history of Jewish education
from oldest times through the Talmudic period, written in traditional Christian
attitude regarding the burden of the Law, yet withal recognizing the effective-
ness of the Jewish educational program.
M
o r r i s
, N
a t h a n
,
The Jewish School. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1937. 277
pp.
A history of Jewish education from earliest times to the 5th Century
C.E., with emphasis on the organization, curiculum, theory, and method,
including several chapters on memorizing, discipline, and manual work. The
concluding section describes the attitude toward the child.
S
w i f t
, F
l e t c h e r
H., Education in Ancient Israel. Chicago, Open Court Publishing
Company, 1919. 134 pp.
A survey of the history of Jewish education from
earliest nomadic times to the year 70 C.E.
T
r a c h t e n b e r g
, J
o s h u a
,
“Jewish Education in Eastern Europe at the Beginning
of the Seventeenth Century,” reprinted from
Jewish Education
, Volume XI ,
Number 2, 1939. 17 pp.
Describes the administration and course of study
of the lower
heder
and of the more advanced
yeshivoth.
T
e a c h i n g
o f
H
e b r e w
Basic Word Lists. Philadelphia, Associated Talmud Torahs, 1940.
A selected
vocabulary for the first three years of Hebrew study based mainly on the
Book of Genesis.
C
h o m s k y
, W
i l l i a m
,
Methods in Teaching Elementary Hebrew and Reading.
Philadelphia, Bulletin /27, Associated Talmud Torahs, 1931. Mimeographed.
Part I (42 pp.) discusses psychological principles involved in language study
for the purpose of reading, the story method, word and phrase study against
phonetic reading, creating reading situations, use of games and other aids,
and a discussion of mechanical reading. Part II (32 pp.) consists of Hebrew-
English stories and practice exercises for beginners.
G
a m o r a n
, E
m a n u e l
,
“A New Approach to the Teaching of Hebrew,” reprinted
from
Year Book
,
Central Conference of American Rabbis
, Volume XLVI, 1936.
13 pp.
A plea for the teaching of Hebrew and a description of the author’s
method employed in
Gilenu.
G
r e e n b e r g
, R
a b b i
S
i m o n
,
The First Term in Hebrew School, A Teachers’ Guide.
New York, United Synagogue of America and Rabbinic Assembly of America,
1941. 110 pp. Mimeographed.
A methodology for the author’s
Hasheur
Harishon
, together with a general discussion of method and program of integ-
ration of the study of Hebrew with music, story-telling, customs, etc. Detailed
lesson plans are presented.
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