Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online

Get access

Haskalah
(7,134 words)

From the final two decades of the 18th century, the humanist and emancipatory ideas of the European Enlightenment found more and more supporters among young educated Jews. Their demand for a Jewish Enlightenment (Hebr. haskalah) through the reform of the classical educational ideal and traditional educational program, as well as their challenge to absolute…

Cite this page
Feiner, Shmuel, “Haskalah”, 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 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0296>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



▲   Back to top   ▲