Knowledge and Knowledge Systems:Learning from the Wonders of the Mind Eliezer Geisler
Principles of Knowledge Management: Theory, Practice, and Cases:Theory, Practice, and Cases Eliezer Geisler, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
The Handbook of Israel: Major Debates serves as an academic compendium for people interested in major discussions and controversies over Israel. It provides innovative, updated and informative knowledge on a range of acute debates. Among other topics, the handbook discusses post-Zionism, militarism, democracy and religion, (in)equality, colonialism, today´s criticism of Israel, Israel-Diaspora relations, and peace programs. Outstanding scholars face each other with unadulterated, divergent analyses. These historical, political and sociological texts from Israel and elsewhere make up a major reference book within academia and outside academia. About seventy contributions grouped in thirteen thematic sections present controversial and provocative approaches refl ecting, from different angles, on the present-day challenges of the State of Israel. Other Major Works by the Editors: Eliezer Ben-RafaelIs Israel One? Religion, Nationalism and Ethnicity Confounded, Brill (2005)Ethnicity, Religion and Class in Israel, Cambridge University Press (paperback) (2007) Julius H. SchoepsBegegnungen. Menschen, die meinen Lebensweg kreuzten. Suhrkamp (2016)Pioneers of Zionism: Hess, Pinsker, Rülf. Messianism, Settlement Policy, and the Israeli-Palestinan Conflict. De Gruyter (2013) Yitshak SternbergWorld Religions and Multiculturalism: A Relational Dialectic. Brill (2010).Transnationalism. Brill (2009) Olaf GlöcknerBeing Jewish in 21st Century Germany. De Gruyter (2015, with Haim Fireberg)Deutschland, die Juden und der Staat Israel. Olms (2016, with Julius H. Schoeps)
Make Yourself a Teacher is a teaching book and a book about teaching. It discusses three dramatic, well-known stories about the student and teacher Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus from the Oral Torah. The stories of R. Eliezer serve as teaching texts and models for reflection on the teacher/student relationship in the Jewish tradition and in contemporary culture, with special emphasis on the hevruta mode of Jewish learning, a collaborative process that invites the reader into a dialogue with teachers past and present.Susan Handelman considers how teacher/student relations sustain and renew the Jewish tradition, especially during troubled times. As a commentary on historical and contemporary educational practices, she asks a range of questions about teaching and learning: What is it that teachers do when they teach? How do knowledge, spirituality, and education relate? What might Jewish models of study and commentary say about how we teach and learn today? Handelman not only presents pedagogical issues that remain controversial in today´s debates on education but she also brings the stories themselves to life. Through her readings, the stories beckon us to sit among the sages and be their students.Susan Handelman is professor of English at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Riva Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002699/bk_acx0_002699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.