BEN-HORIN, MEIR (1918–1988), U.S. Jewish educator. Born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia, Ben-Horin was assistant professor of education at the Boston Hebrew Teachers College from 1951 to 1957. From 1957, he headed the department of education of Dropsie College (now dropsie university ) in Philadelphia, with the rank of professor from 1962. Ben-Horin wrote Max Nordau: Philosopher of Human Solidarity (1956) and Common FaithUncommon People (1970). Together with judah pilch he coedited Judaism and the Jewish School (1966). In applying to Jewish education the Reconstructionist view of Judaism as a religious civilization, Ben-Horin follows the educational and philosophical thinking of Dewey, M.M. Kaplan, and Theodore Brameld. (Leon H. Spotts)

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