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 of 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"--Provided by publisher.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden; Boston
PublisherBrill
Number of pages192
ISBN (Electronic)9004307516, 9004308202, 9789004307513, 9789004308206
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Jewish history and culture
PublisherBrill
Volumevolume 50

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