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By Shmuel Feiner,Chaya Naor

At the start of the eighteenth century so much eu Jews lived in constrained settlements and concrete ghettos, remoted from the encircling dominant Christian cultures not just through legislation but in addition through language, customized, and get dressed. by means of the top of the century city, upwardly cellular Jews had shaved their beards and deserted Yiddish in desire of the languages of the international locations within which they lived. They started to perform secular tradition they usually embraced rationalism and non-Jewish schooling as vitamins to standard Talmudic stories. the whole participation of Jews in sleek Europe and the USA will be unthinkable with no the highbrow and social revolution that used to be the Haskalah, or Jewish Enlightenment.

Unparalleled in scale and comprehensiveness, The Jewish Enlightenment reconstructs the highbrow and social revolution of the Haskalah because it progressively accumulated momentum in the course of the eighteenth century. counting on an incredible variety of formerly unexplored assets, Shmuel Feiner totally perspectives the Haskalah because the Jewish model of the eu Enlightenment and, as such, a move that can't be remoted from broader eighteenth-century eu traditions. significantly, he perspectives the Haskalah as a very eu phenomenon and never one easily established in Germany. He additionally exhibits how the republic of letters in eu Jewry supplied an street of secularization for Jewish society and tradition, sowing the seeds of Jewish liberalism and glossy ideology and sparking the Orthodox counterreaction that culminated in a conflict of cultures in the Jewish neighborhood. The Haskalah's confrontations with its competitors inside of Jewry represent some of the most interesting chapters within the heritage of the dramatic and disturbing come upon among the Jews and modernity.

The Haskalah is likely one of the vital subject matters in glossy Jewish historiography. With its scope, erudition, and new research, The Jewish Enlightenment now presents the main entire therapy of this significant cultural movement.

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