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New Perspectives on the Haskalah

Shmuel Feiner, David Sorkin, and Shmuel Feiner


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 that have hitherto dominated the scholarship, the book puts the Haskalah under a microscope in order to restore detail and texture to the individuals, ideas, and activities that were its makers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In particular, it replaces simple dichotomies with nuanced distinctions, presenting the relationship between ‘tradition’ and Haskalah as a spectrum of closely link ... More

Keywords: Jews, Haskalah, modernization, emancipation, Jewish tradition, Orthodoxy, Hasidism, women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774617
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774617.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shmuel Feiner, editor

David Sorkin, editor
Professor of Jewish History, Yale

Shmuel Feiner, author