Modernizing Jewish Education in Nineteenth Century Eastern Europe: The School as the Shrine of the Jewish Enlightenment

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Abstract

In Modernizing Jewish Education in Nineteenth Century Eastern Europe Mordechai Zalkin offers a new path through which the Eastern European traditional Jewish society underwent a rapid and significant process of modernization - the Maskilic system of education. Since the beginning of the nineteenth century a few local Jews, affected by the values and the principles of the European Enlightenment, established new private modern schools all around The Pale of Settlement, in which thousands Jewish boys and girls were exposed to different disciplines such as sciences and humanities, a process which changed the entire cultural structure of contemporary Jewish society.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBrill
Number of pages200
ISBN (Electronic)9789004307513
ISBN (Print)9789004308206
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Jewish History and Culture
Volume50
ISSN (Print)1568-5004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History

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