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Oriental Printing Press
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The Oriental Printing Press (Orientalische Buchdruckerey) was founded in 1784 in Berlin with the goal of publishing the works of writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and thereby promoting the spread of the movement’s ideas (Haskalah). Publishing more than 150 titles before the turn of the century in Hebrew and in German (with Hebrew characters), the printing house became one of the most important intellectual-journalistic institutions of the Haskalah. Its success was due in no …

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Sadowski, Dirk, “Oriental Printing Press”, 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 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0604>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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