Sep 292011
 
enlightenment
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Question by :( : what is the child of enlightenment? and how are you related to child of enlightenment?
need help my teacher does not teach at all!!!
what is the child of enlightenment?
and how are we considered to be child of enlightenment?

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Answer by NeutronBomb
Haskalah (Hebrew: השכלה‎; “enlightenment,” “education” from sekhel “intellect”, “mind”), the Jewish Enlightenment, was a movement among European Jews in the late 18th century that advocated adopting enlightenment values, pressing for better integration into European society, and increasing education in secular studies, Hebrew, and Jewish history. Haskalah in this sense marked the beginning of the wider engagement of European Jews with the secular world, ultimately resulting in the first Jewish political movements and the struggle for Jewish emancipation. The division of Ashkenazi Jewry into religious movements or denominations, especially in North America and anglophone countries, began historically as a reaction to Haskalah.

In a more restricted sense, haskalah can also denote the study of Biblical Hebrew and of the poetical, scientific, and critical parts of Hebrew literature. The term is sometimes used to describe modern critical study of Jewish religious books, such as the Mishnah and Talmud, when used to differentiate these modern modes of study from the methods used by Orthodox Jews.

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