A movement from mid-18 century for introducing general European culture into Jewish life. A follower is called maskil (plur. maskilim).

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

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  • HASKALAH — (Heb. הַשְׂכָּלָה), Hebrew term for the Enlightenment movement and ideology which began within Jewish society in the 1770s. An adherent of Haskalah became known as a maskil (pl. maskilim). The movement continued to be influential and spread, with …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Haskalah — Moses Mendelssohn (1729–86) inspired the Haskalah movement in 18th century Germany Haskalah (Hebrew: השכלה‎; enlightenment, education from sekhel intellect , mind ), the Jewish Enlightenment, was a movement among European Jews in the 18th–19th… …   Wikipedia

  • Haskalah — Haskala Les Juifs et le judaïsme Généralités Qui est Juif ? · Terminologie · Conversion Judaïsme : Principes de foi Noms de Dieu dans le judaïsme Tanakh (Bible hébraïque) : Torah · …   Wikipédia en Français

  • haskalah — ˌhaskəˈlä, häsˈkȯlə noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized, often attributive Etymology: New Hebrew haśkālāh, literally, intellect, enlightenment : an intellectual enlightenment movement among Jews of eastern Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Haskalah — Haskala (השכלה) (auch: Haskalah) entstammt der hebräischen Wortwurzel שכל s k l, woraus unter anderem das Wort Sechel (Verstand) abgeleitet wird. Haskala bedeutet Bildung, Aufklärung und bezeichnet insbesondere die jüdische Aufklärung in der Zeit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Haskalah — /hah skeuh lah /; Ashk. Heb. /hah skaw leuh/; Seph. Heb. /hah skah lah /, n. an 18th 19th century movement among central and eastern European Jews, begun in Germany under the leadership of Moses Mendelssohn, designed to make Jews and Judaism more …   Universalium

  • Haskalah — Ha•ska•lah [[t]hɑˈskɑ lɑ, ˌhɑ skɑˈlɑ[/t]] n. jud an 18th–19th century movement among central and E European Jews, intended to modernize Jews and Judaism by encouraging adoption of secular European culture • Etymology: 1900–10; < Heb haśkālāh… …   From formal English to slang

  • Haskalah — n. Jewish enlightenment movement in the 18th and 19th centuries that was influenced by European intellectuals and sought to offer secular education to European Jews …   English contemporary dictionary

  • haskalah — has·ka·lah …   English syllables

  • Jewish Enlightenment — Haskalah, Jewish philosophical movement of the 18th and 19th centuries which promoted the teaching of secular knowledge within the Jewish community …   English contemporary dictionary

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