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Education and the sacred: Judaic holiness and the dynamics of teaching and learning

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An ethnographic study from Jerusalem
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This thesis explores the nature and dynamics of the relationship between Judaic holiness and Jewish teaching and learning practices. One way of examining this relationship is by focusing on sacred content. The contribution of this thesis is to go beyond sacred content to also focus on teaching as a sacred act—in other words, approaching teaching as sacred, rather than teaching the sacred. Findings build upon and reinforce existing literature on Judaic holiness, but make an original contrib...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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