Tag - Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education

Imagination and Interpretation

By Ziva R. Hassenfeld My students and I were in the middle of discussing Genesis 12:10-20, the story in which Abraham asks Sarah to say that she is his sister as they descend to Egypt. The Torah, however, does not record any dialogue when they arrive in Egypt, so that we don’t know what, if anything, Sarah said. Later, when Pharaoh, who took...

Release of “A connection, not proficiency: Survey of Hebrew at North American Jewish summer camps”

Photo Courtesy of Ramah day camp in Nyack The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University released a new report today authored by Sarah Bunin Benor, Jonathan Krasner, and Sharon Avni. From the report: This report is part of a larger study, “Hebrew at North American Jewish Overnight Summer...