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Bikkure ha-Ittim
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Bikkure ha-Ittim (The First Fruits) was a Hebrew yearbook of the Haskalah from Vienna which was published between 1820 and 1831 in twelve volumes. Its publication marks the shift of the center of Hebrew Haskalah literature from Germany to the Habsburg Empire. Bikkure ha-Ittim was the most important Hebrew publication organ of its time and developed a lasting influence on other Haskalah periodicals in the Hebrew language.

The initiative for the printing of a magazine for an enlightened Jewish readership came from the Catholic, Viennese print and typefoundry shop…

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Moshe Pelli, Orlando, “Bikkure ha-Ittim”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0098>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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