Teaching Jewish Thought
Last month Professor Gerald Blidstein spoke at the annual meeting of ATID's Fellows and Alumni on issues related to teaching Machshevet Yisrael (Jewish Thought).
Now you can listen online (or download the MP3) to his Hebrew talk, which included a discussion and Q&A with the packed auditorium of ATID educators. Questions included: What is the relationship between the academic field of Machshevet Yisrael and our work in the classroom, and what can we teachers learn from professors? Which thinkers seem to you best able to address questions of faith for today's students? To what degree is the Jewish intellectual tradition ambivalent about the study of philosophy?
Professor Blidstein was awarded the Israel Prize for Jewish Thought on Yom HaAtzmaut 5766 (2006). He is professor of Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva.