The program will discuss “The Child in the Halakhah,” an area rather neglected by the Traditions. Although the transition to being an adult was discussed in detail in rabbinic literature, this dealt almost exclusively with physical changes. The intellectual development of children was noted, but only in random comments and without any thorough discussion. Nor was any attention given to adolescence, a term which began to be used at the beginning of the twentieth century. Our presenters will mix perspectives on current issues with their historical background.
- Brian Stoller: “The Changing Age of Responsibility”
- Dr. Walter Jacob: “The Juvenile Delinquent”
- Dr. Ruth Langer: “The Parental Blessing”