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Teaching "the Stubborn and Rebellious Son": Orthophagy, Adolescence, and Jewish Education

Teaching "the Stubborn and Rebellious Son": Orthophagy, Adolescence, and Jewish Education Through the examination of the "stubborn and rebellious son" (Deuteronomy 21) and later rabbinic understandings and resolution of this case, Mendelsohn Aviv expounds an alternative pedagogy that integrates classical perspectives with more recent research on adolescent behavior and embodied learning. Jewish tradition touts numerous examples of what Mendelsohn Aviv calls orthophagy or "right eating"-which not only reflects divine commandment (as in the case of dietary laws), but also attests to a person's wisdom and scholarly stature. Moreover, orthophagy lays the groundwork for orthopraxy, or "right doing." In other words, eating right is a lesson in and for doing right. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

Teaching "the Stubborn and Rebellious Son": Orthophagy, Adolescence, and Jewish Education

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Abstract

Through the examination of the "stubborn and rebellious son" (Deuteronomy 21) and later rabbinic understandings and resolution of this case, Mendelsohn Aviv expounds an alternative pedagogy that integrates classical perspectives with more recent research on adolescent behavior and embodied learning. Jewish tradition touts numerous examples of what Mendelsohn Aviv calls orthophagy or "right eating"-which not only reflects divine commandment (as in the case of dietary laws), but also attests to a person's wisdom and scholarly stature. Moreover, orthophagy lays the groundwork for orthopraxy, or "right doing." In other words, eating right is a lesson in and for doing right.

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Jul 12, 2006

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