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]
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Historical Consciousness, Haskalah, and Nationalism Among the Karaites of Eastern Europe
Tal focused on European thought in general and Germany in particular, Heilperin on the history of Eastern European Jewry, Ettinger on antisemitism and the beginning of Jewish settlement in Eastern Europe, and Mevorach on the Haskalah.
Lois Dubin has argued that the Triestine Jewish community was unusually receptive to Enlightenment ideals, combining an openness to modern emancipating currents with a lifestyle rooted in the traditions of the past: "For the Jews of Trieste, tradition, Josephinian civil toleration, Enlightenment, and Haskalah all fit well together" (214).
Many of them are going through the same process that those in the Haskalah [Jewish Enlightenment] went through in the 19th century.
Hasidism, a branch of Judaism born in the eighteenth century under the guidance of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, was often the target of Rabbinic Judaism and of the supporters of the Jewish Enlightenment movement, the Haskalah, because the principles of Hasidism were said to cultivate superstition and ignorance.
He was Jewish, the son of Haim Slonimskii, who belonged to the Russian Jewish Enlightenment, or Haskalah.
The new literary movement emerged from the Haskalah, or the Jewish Enlightenment, which sought to modernize and liberalize the Jewish communities across Europe.
The Haskalah inspired a flowering of Jewish talent--Heinrich Heine and Felix Mendelssohn (Moses's grandson)--an influx of Jews into liberal politics, and, with the Reform Judaism movement, a loosening of the strictures of religious life.
Shrira, Toledot ha-Sifrut ha-Talmudit (Tel Aviv: Haskalah la-Am, 1937) p.
In the literature of the Haskalah, the early-modern Jewish Enlightenment movement, the Jewish doctor was a stock heroic character.
The topics are leaving the shtetl, from haskalah to positivism, young Dubnow as a Jewish positivist, coping with new realities, Romantic positivism, the historian become a nationalist, from the 19th to the 20th century, and reconsiderations.
Contract award: execution of repairs bitumen streets giewont, telephone, haskalah / bartok kusocinskiego, vilnius, okreglik, tedding in the city of lodz in 2013