The Haskalah (Essential Lectures in Jewish History) Dr. Henry Abramson

Moses Mendelsohn After Anton Graff [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Moses Mendelsohn After Anton Graff [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
The Haskalah was a major intellectual-political movement of the 18th and 19th centuries. Seeking political emancipation and intellectual freedom, it challenged the hegemony of the traditionalist authorities, leading to widespread assimilation on one hand but exceptionally creative solutions to modernity on the other. Part of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series.

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