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Reb Henokh
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Title of a multi-lingual satirical comedy written in Hebrew characters by the Jewish Lumière Isaac Euchel (1756–1804) from 1792 to 1793 in Berlin. Reb Henokh (Yidd.; “Mr. Henokh”) focuses on the crisis of the Jewish middle and upper classes at the center of the tensions between Jewish Enlightenment (Haskalah) and Orthodoxy. Euchel, who played a significant part in creating Moses Mendelssohn’s image as the founding father of the Berlin Haskalah, is nowadays himself seen…

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Gruschka, Roland, “Reb Henokh”, 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 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0724>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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