Age Of Haskalah / Edition 1

Age Of Haskalah / Edition 1

by Moshe Pelli
     
 

ISBN-10: 076183351X

ISBN-13: 9780761833512

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: University Press of America

The Age of Haskalah is a seminal study of the beginnings of the Haskalah (Hebrew Enlightenment) in Germany in the last quarter of the 18th century. The Haskalah was a literary and cultural movement that reshaped and re-formed Judaism and the Jews in accordance with the needs of modern times, i.e. the European Enlightenment. Leaders of the movement were known as

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The Age of Haskalah is a seminal study of the beginnings of the Haskalah (Hebrew Enlightenment) in Germany in the last quarter of the 18th century. The Haskalah was a literary and cultural movement that reshaped and re-formed Judaism and the Jews in accordance with the needs of modern times, i.e. the European Enlightenment. Leaders of the movement were known as Maskilim and included the poet and grammarian, Naphtali Herz Wessely; the physician, Mordechai Gumpel Schnaber; the writer, Isaac Satanow; the rabbi, Saul Berlin; and the editor and writer Isaac Euchel. With detailed textual and historical evidence, author Moshe Pelli examines the backdrop of the Hebrew Enlightenment and the impact of the European Deism on the pundits of Haskalah. He further probes into early intimations of religious reform, the methodology of reform seen in the first reform temple controversy of 1818, and the attitude of the Maskilim toward the Talmud and the revival of the Hebrew language.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761833512
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
0.66(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

IThe impact of deism on the Hebrew literature of the Enlightenment in Germany : changes from without7
IIIntimations of religious reform : changes from within33
IIIAn outlook to the past - the sacred literature : did the Hebrew Maskilim 'hate the Talmud'?48
IVRevival of Hebrew and revival of the people : the attitude of the first Maskilim toward the Hebrew language73
VFrom theory to practice : first reform-temple controversy (1818-1819) - methodology employed by the Hebrew reformers91
VINaphtali Herz Wessely : moderation in transition113
VIIMordechai Gumpel Schnaber : first religious reform theoretician131
VIIIIsaac Satanow : metamorphosis of Judaic values - Mishlei 'Asaf as reflecting the Haskalah ideology151
IXSaul Berlin : Halachic authority in decline171
XIsaac Euchel : tradition and change190

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