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Childhood and Education

Robert Liberles

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows how knowledge of the German language among Jews increased during the course of the 18th century. By the latter part of the century, governments increasingly mandated rudimentary ... More


Haskalah and Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland: A History of Conflict

Marcin Wodzinski

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113089
eISBN:
9781800341029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113089.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The conflict between Haskalah and hasidism was one of the most important forces in shaping the world of Polish Jewry for almost two centuries, but our understanding of it has long been dominated by ... More


Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past in Modern Yiddish Literature

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses modern Jewish literature in Eastern Europe where the rise of secular forms of Jewish self-expression coincided with the Kulturkampf between Hasidism and Haskalah. It explains ... More


Jews in Poland and Russia: A Short History

Antony Polonsky

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764395
eISBN:
9781800340763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764395.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For many centuries Poland and Russia formed the heartland of the Jewish world: right up to the Second World War, the area was home to over 40 per cent of the world's Jews. Yet the history of their ... More


Maskilic History in Crisis

Shmuel Feiner

in Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774433
eISBN:
9781800340138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774433.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter recounts how, in the 1860s, the radical maskilim burst onto the stage of the Haskalah in Russia, provoking a protest from within the maskilic camp. They were young, self-educated men in ... More


A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

Abigail Gillman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226477695
eISBN:
9780226477862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477862.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Between 1780 and 1937, Jews in Germany produced numerous new translations of the Hebrew Bible into German. Intended for Jews who were trilingual, reading Yiddish, Hebrew, and German, they were meant ... More


Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness

Shmuel Feiner

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774433
eISBN:
9781800340138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774433.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book recreates the historical consciousness that fired the Haskalah — the Jewish Enlightenment movement. The proponents of this movement advocated that Jews should capture the spirit of the ... More


New Perspectives on the Haskalah

Shmuel Feiner

Shmuel Feiner and David Sorkin (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774617
eISBN:
9781800340145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774617.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book offers a new understanding of one of the central cultural and ideological movements among Jews in modern times. Disengaging the Haskalah from the questions of modernization or emancipation ... More


Yiddish Narrative

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

Prose narrative forms an important component of Old Yiddish literature. These narratives are primarily maasious, a term which designates a variety of narrative forms, from exempla (hagiographical ... More


Ex-Jew, Eternal Jew: Early Representations of the Jewish Spinoza

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the “prehistory” of the Jewish rehabilitation of Spinoza, exploring how his Jewish origins figured in fashioning him into a cultural symbol among non-Jews first. It traces his ... More


The Manipulation of History in Nineteenth-Century Galicia

Shmuel Feiner

in Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774433
eISBN:
9781800340138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774433.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the Galician Haskalah, which may be viewed as one segment of a Haskalah network that encompassed the maskilim of the entire Austrian empire. In their development and activity, ... More


The Crisis of Modernity and Jewish Responses

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Modernity represented a crisis for Jewish continuity since it effectively challenged the authority of the tradition that had served as the glue holding most of the Jewish people together for nearly ... More


Enlightenment Values, Jewish Ethics: The Haskalah’s Transformation of the Traditional Musar Genre

Harris Bor

in New Perspectives on the Haskalah

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774617
eISBN:
9781800340145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774617.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Haskalah ethical literature and Jewish ethical writing (musar), and highlights how the Haskalah movement was poised between Jewish tradition and European culture. It shows that ... More


The Imprint of Haskalah Literature on the Historiography of Hasidism

Israel Bartal

in Hasidism Reappraised

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774204
eISBN:
9781800340787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774204.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the imprint of Haskalah literature on the historiography of hasidism. Haskalah literature and the historiography of hasidism have always been interrelated. The maskilim and ... More


Introduction

Marcin Wodziński

in Haskalah and Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland: A History of Conflict

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113089
eISBN:
9781800341029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113089.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the conflict between representatives of the Jewish Enlightenment (the Haskalah) and its rival hasidic movement, which has been seen in the historical ... More


Characteristics of the Haskalah in the Kingdom of Poland, 1815–1860

Marcin Wodziński

in Haskalah and Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland: A History of Conflict

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113089
eISBN:
9781800341029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113089.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the characteristics of the Haskalah in the Kingdom of Poland. In many ways, the Haskalah in the Kingdom of Poland was a movement similar to others in eastern Europe, but it also ... More


Optimism under Oppression: Maskilic History in Russia, 1825–1855

Shmuel Feiner

in Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774433
eISBN:
9781800340138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774433.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the Russian Haskalah. The historical context in which the Russian Haskalah was established and developed was marked by a constant struggle with political issues raised by the ... More


Reaching the Masses: The Dissemination of Maskilic History

Shmuel Feiner

in Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774433
eISBN:
9781800340138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774433.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the channels through which maskilic history was disseminated in Russia, particularly in the 1860s and 1870s. Most of the maskilim who were active in furthering this aim had been ... More


Introduction: ‘Haskalah’ and ‘History’

Shmuel Feiner

in Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774433
eISBN:
9781800340138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774433.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of the Jewish Haskalah of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Jewish Haskalah is the first modern ideology in Jewish history, which appeared at the ... More


Towards a Historical Definition of the Haskalah

Shmuel Feiner

in New Perspectives on the Haskalah

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774617
eISBN:
9781800340145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774617.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the long historiographic tradition in search of a definition of the Haskalah. It suggests reducing the historical parameters of the Jewish Enlightenment so that it can be ... More


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