SCHAECHTER, JOSEPH (1901– ), educator and Hebrew writer. Born in Galicia, he was ordained for the rabbinate and studied at Vienna University. Schaechter immigrated to Ereẓ Israel in 1938, and taught in secondary schools, first in Tel Aviv and then in Haifa. From 1951 he was the supervisor of secondary schools in Haifa. Disturbed by the gap between
His books include Mavo Kaẓar le-Logistikah (1937), Sintaksis (1944), Mi-Madda le-Emunah (1953), Mavo la-Talmud (1954), Mishnato shel A.D. Gordon (1957), Mavo la-Siddur (1958), Oẓar ha-Talmud (1963), Mavo la-Tanakh (1968), and several works on education, including Limmudei ha-Yahadut ba-Ḥinnukh ha-Al-Yesodi (1968), a summary of Schaechter's teachings by his students.
S. Kremer, Hillufei Mishmarot be-Sifrutenu (1959), 348–53; H. Weiner, Wild Goats of Ein Gedi (1961), 262–6; J.S. Diamond, in: The Reconstructionist, 30 (Dec. 25, 1964), 17–24. 17–24.
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