Wessely, Naphtali Herz (Hartwig)

(1725–1805)
   German Hebrew scholar. Wessely was one of the leading figures of the German Haskalah (enlightenment) movement, a Bible scholar associated with Moses MENDELSSOHN, and a Hebrew author, poet and philologist. His long epic poem, ‘Songs of Glory’, written between 1789 and 1802, was published in 1809.

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  • WESSELY, NAPHTALI HERZ — (Hartwig; 1725–1805), Haskalah poet, linguist, and exegete. Wessely s ancestors had fled Poland during the Chmielnicki pogroms and settled in Wesel on the Rhine, from where the family took its name. Born in Hamburg, Wessely spent his childhood in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Naphtali Hirz Wessely — Naphtali( )Herz (Hartwig) Wessely, aka Naphtali( )Hirz Wessely, also Wesel (Yiddish: נפתלי הירץ וויזעל Vezel, 1725, Hamburg February 28, 1805, Hamburg) was a 18th century German Jewish Hebraist and educationist born at Hamburg. Contents 1 …   Wikipedia

  • Hartwig Wessely — (hebr. נפתלי הרץ וייזל auch: Naphtali Herz Weisel, Naphtalie Herz Wessely, Naphtali Hirz Wessely; * 1725 in Hamburg; † 28. Februar 1805 in Hamburg) war Kaufmann, Schriftsteller und Erziehungsreformer im Zeitalter der Aufklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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