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Dr. Martin Jaffee Engages with the Question: What is of Greatest Interest to You in Your Career?
What is of greatest interest to you in your career?
Dr. Martin Jaffee discusses his role as a religious educator, that he believes is to expose others to diverse views of the world. Through this, a student can discover that their view of the world is no more privileged than any other. Jaffee also discusses his interest in the study of religious persecution, and those who stand by their own beliefs in the face of death.
Jaffee, Martin and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Martin Jaffee Engages with the Question: What is of Greatest Interest to You in Your Career?" June 1999. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/65
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About the Interviewee:
Dr. Martin Jaffee is the Samuel & Althea Stroum Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Washington. He has served on a variety of editorial boards and works in the area of Talmudic and Rabbinic studies. His academic interests include issues in modern Jewish thought, Jewish Mysticism and Jewish cultural history.
About the Interviewer:
Dr. Alfred Benney is a professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and teaches courses in Non-Traditional American Religions and Christian Religious Thought. His research interests include "how people learn"; "the appropriate use of technology in teaching/learning" and "myth as explanatory narrative". He has published work on teaching with technology.