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Originally a neutral collective term, stemming from the Yiddish, for Jews from the early modern Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The confrontation with Hasidism, the theological reorientation of the study of scripture, and a distinctive advancement of the Jewish tradition of education under the influence of the Haskalah contributed to the formation of a specific Lithuanian-Jewish r…

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Guesnet, François, “Litvaks”, 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 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0454>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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