Educating for Human Rights from the Jewish Perspective: Principles and Methods

  • Zehavit GrossEmail author
Part of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights book series (CHREN, volume 1)


The objective of this article is to analyze the significance of the human rights concept in Judaism and its implications in religious education. To begin with we will explain the nature of the concept according to the Jewish perspective, and then demonstrate how we can educate for human rights in the framework of Jewish education, through the case-study of the obligation to remember the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt, and its practical implications as reflected in the Seder—the ceremony conducted during the feast of Passover. Employing Feuerstein’s mediating learning theory will enable us to broaden understanding human rights research and education.


Human Dignity Religious Education Jewish People Liberate People Canonical Text 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationBar Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael

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