Haskalah

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Ha•ska•lah

(hɑˈskɑ lɑ, ˌhɑ skɑˈlɑ)

n.
an 18th–19th-century movement among central and E European Jews, intended to modernize Jews and Judaism by encouraging adoption of secular European culture.
[1900–10; < Hebrew haśkālāh enlightenment]