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Scholarly Articles


1. Holzer, E. (2000). Philosophy of Religion and Jewish Teacher Education, Jewish Educational Thought 2, Jerusalem, 53-88. (Hebrew) 

2. Holzer, E. (2001). The evolving meaning of the "three oaths" within religious Zionism, DAAT, a Journal of Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah, 47, Bar Ilan University, Israel, 129-145. (Hebrew) 

3. Holzer, E. (2002). The Use of Military Force in the Religious-Zionist Ideology of Rabbi Jacob Reines and his Successors, Studies in Contemporary Jewry, 18, Oxford University Press, New York, 74-94. 

4. Holzer, E. (2002). Conceptions of The Study of Jewish Texts in Teachers' Professional Development, Religious Education, 97,4, Fall, 377- 403. 

5. Holzer, E. (2004). Asynchronous Electronic learning and the Professional Development of Teacher Educators: Preliminary Thoughts towards a University Based Research, Educational Media International, 40, 2,253-261. 

6. Holzer, E. (2004). Teachers' Learning and the Investigation of Practice, Mekhkarei Morashtenu 2-3, 291-302. (Hebrew) 

7. Holzer, E. (2006). What Connects "Good" Teaching, Text Study and Hevruta Learning? A Conceptual Argument, Journal of Jewish Education, 72, 1-22. 

8. Holzer, E. (2006). The concept of Second Naivete by Ernst Simon and Paul Ricoeur, in J. Cohen, E. Holzer & A. Isaacs (eds.), Languages and Literatures in Jewish Education, Studies in Honor of Michael Rosenak, Hebrew University and Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 325-344. 

9. Holzer, E. (2007). Attitudes Towards the Use of Military Force in Ideological Currents of Religious Zionism, in L. Schiffman and J.B. Wolowelsky (eds), War and Peace in the Jewish Tradition, Yeshiva University Press, New York, 341- 414. 

10. Holzer, E. (2007). Ethical dispositions in Text Study, Journal of Moral Education, 36, 1, 37-49. 

11. Holzer, E. (2007). Allowing the Text to do its Pedagogical Work: Connecting Moral Education and Interpretive Activity, Journal of Moral Education, 6,4, 497-514. 

12. Holzer, E. (2008-2009). Educational aspects of hermeneutical activity in text study, in J. Cohen and E. Holzer (eds), Modes of Educational Translation, Studies in Jewish Education, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 205-240. 

13. Holzer, E. (2008-2009). Existential vs. Hermeneutical Engagement with the Shoah: A Reply to Ari Burzstein, in J. Cohen and E. Holzer (eds), Modes of Educational Translation, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 89-96. 

14. Holzer, E. (2009). "Either a Hevruta Partner of Death" A Critical view on the Interpersonal Dimensions of Hevruta Learning, The Journal of Jewish Education 75:2, 130-149.

15. Raider-Roth, M. and Holzer, E. (2009). Learning to be Present: How Hevruta Learning Can Activate Teachers' Relationships to Self, Other and Text, The Journal of Jewish Education 75:3, 216-239. 

16. Holzer, E. (2010). Rabbi Soloveitchik's hermeneutic theory: a critical discussion, in A. Rosenak and N. Rothenberg (eds.), Rabbi in the New World. The Influence of Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik on Culture, Education and Jewish Thought, Magnes Press, Hebrew University and Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, 23-41. (Hebrew) 

17. Holzer, E. and Kent, O. Havruta Learning (2011).What do we know and what can we hope to learn?, in H. Miller, L. Grant and A. Pomson (eds.), International Handbook on Jewish Education, Springer, New York, 407-418.


18. Holzer, E. (2011). Listening to Significant Others in the Process of Text Interpretation: An Instance of Applied Hermeneutics, Gadamer's Hermeneutics and the Art of Conversation, International Studies in Hermeneutics and Phenomenology, 2, Berlin: Lit Verlag, 115-126. 

19. Holzer, E. (2015). Welcoming Opposition: Havruta Learning and Montaigne's 'The Art of Discussion', The Journal of Moral Education 44:1, 64-80.


20. Holzer, E. (2015). Choosing to Put Ourselves "at Risk" in the Face of Ancient Texts: Ethical Education through the Hermeneutical Encounter, International Studies in Hermeneutics and Phenomenology 8, Zurich: Lit Verlag, 415-438. 

21. Holzer, E. (2016). 'Sfat Emet' Homilies in the light of Paul Ricoeur's 'work of the text', DAAT, a Journal of Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah 81, 321-350. (Hebrew).


22. Book Review of Jane L. Kanarek and Marjorie Lehman (eds.), Learning to Read Talmud: What It Looks Like and How It Happens (Academic Studies Press: Brighton, MA, 2016), Journal of Jewish Education, 2018, 84 (1), 1-3.


23. Holzer, Elie (2019). Prolegomenon to an Exegetical-Spiritual Pedagogy for the Study of Sfat Emet's Homilies: The Case of 'Self-Trust', in J. Cohen (Ed.), The Oral and the Textual in Jewish Tradition and Jewish Education, Studies in Jewish Education Series XV, Magnes Press & the Jewish Theological Seminary Press, 139-164.


24. Holzer, E. (2019). 'Poetics of Exegesis in the Sefat Emet's Homilies: Semantic Innovations for Discernment & Disclosure'. In Ariel Evan Mayse and Arthur Green (Editors), Be-Ron Yahad: Studies in Jewish Thought and Theology in Honor of Nehemia Polen, Boston: Academic Studies Press, 280-309.

25. Gold, M., Raider-Roth, M., Holzer, E. (2021). “Teachers Learn and Learners Teach: Enacting Presence in Online Havruta Text Study”, The Journal of Jewish Education., 87:4, 332-364.


26. Holzer, E. (2022). “Reading the Sfat Emet for Religious Consciousness Modulations on Or Haganuz”, in Michael Fishbane, Arthur Green & Jonathan D. Sarna (Editors), Ḥiddushim: Celebrating Hebrew College's Centennial, Boston: Academic Studies Press, 349-368.


27. Holzer, E. (forthcoming). “’Labor of Reading’ in the Learning of the Hasidic Homily as a Theopoetic Literary Genre,” in Avinoam Rosenak and Elie Holzer (eds.), Siftei Cohen Yishmeru Daat: Education as Philosophy, Interpretation and Literature. A Festschrift in the Honor Prof. Jonathan Cohen [Hebrew].

28. Ben Menachem, E. and Holzer, E. (2023). “Learning to Learn with a Havruta: Pragmatic and Ethical Facets”, The Journal of Jewish Education Volume 89 Issue 4, 379-397.

29. Holzer, E. “Renewed Hasidism and The Teaching of Hasidic Homilies- A Programmatic Introduction”, in Elie Holzer (ed.), Renewed Hasidic Spirituality- Teaching Hasidic Homilies in a Post-Secular World, Boston: Academic Studies Press (forthcoming).

30. Holzer, E. “A Hermeneutic of the ‘Inner Point’ in the writings of the Sfat Emet – Implications for Educational Translation”, Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies (forthcoming)

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