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Kotso shel Yud
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Kotso shel Yud (1875; “The tip of the [Hebrew letter] Yud”), the best-known poem of Russian-Jewish poet Yehudah Leib Gordon, is a call for the liberation of Jewish women from religious-patriarchal oppression. Gordon (1831–1892) developed a new Hebrew style and significantly influenced the formation of the Hebrew novel. What is more, he was a prominent representative of the Jewish Enlightenment in Russia, which campaigned especially for …

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Stanislawski, Michael, “Kotso shel Yud”, 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_0425>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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