Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation

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| Editors: Michael A. Peters, Richard Heraud

Judaism and Reading: A Millennial Innovation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2262-4_35-1



In this entry, well-prepared and following the West’s Jewish framework, we expose how the reading exegesis is connatural in the work of Judaism. An action that highlights the criticism and the innovation included in any interpretative exercise. In this way, the growth in texts (infinite meanings) is mainly due to these extensors. Specifically, innovation (in Hebrew, hidouch) is characterized by its deployment through a “retroprogressive movement.” In other words: the new contains the past and the future at the same time. Something that currently, unfortunately, does not always manifest, because we only look to the future. At the same time, this tuning is also reflected in the word. A word that, when being innovated, is elevated to a “vivid word,” able to open itself to history, change, and, ultimately, to time.

The West, its horizon of significance, is based on three – basic – cultural pillars: cities,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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