Haskalah
Haskalah (Hebrew: השכלה‎; "enlightenment" or "education" from sekhel "intellect", "mind"), the Jewish Enlightenment, was a movement among European Jews in the 18th–19th centuries that advocated...
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Ha-Melitz
Ha-Melitz was the first Hebrew newspaper in Russia. It was founded by Alexander Zederbaum in Odessa in 1860. Ha-Melitz first appeared as a weekly. It began to appear daily in 1886. From 1871 it was pu...
Mendelssohn family
The Mendelssohn family are the descendants of the German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, and include his grandson, the composer Felix Mendelssohn and his granddaughter, the composer Fanny Mendel...
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David Friedrichsfeld
David Friedrichsfeld (c. 1755 – February 19, 1810) was a German-Jewish writer in German and Hebrew.Friedrichsfeld was born in Berlin, where he absorbed the scholarship and ideas of the Meassefim...
Hand of God (art)
The Hand of God, or Manus Dei in Latin, also known as Dextera domini/dei, the "right hand of God", is a motif in Jewish and Christian art, especially of the Late Antique and Early Medieval periods, w...
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Joseph Perl
Joseph Perl (also Josef Perl; November 10, 1773, Ternopil – October 1, 1839, Ternopil), was an Ashkenazi Jewish educator and writer, a scion of the Haskalah or Jewish Enlightenment. He wrote in Hebrew...
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Aron Freimann
Aron Freimann (born 5 August 1871, at Filehne, Posen– d. 6 June 1948, at New York City) was a German librarian and historian. He was the son of Israel Meïr Freimann, and grandson, on his mother's side...
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Jewish ceremonial art
Jewish ceremonial art, also known as Judaica (/dʒuːˈdeɪɪkə/), refers to an array of objects used by Jews for ritual purposes. Because enhancing a mitzvah by performing it with an especially beautiful ...
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Modern converts to Christianity from Judaism
This article is about Modern converts to Christianity from Judaism:The number of post-Mendelssohnian Jews who abandoned their ancestral faith is very large. According to Heman in Herzog-Hauck, "Real-E...
Moses Gaster
Moses Gaster (17 September 1856 – 5 March 1939) was a Romanian-born Jewish-British scholar, the Hakham of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation, London, and a Hebrew linguist. He was the father of J...
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Jewish emancipation
Jewish emancipation was the external and internal process in various nations in Europe of eliminating disabilities under which Jewish people were then subject, and the recognition of Jews as entitled ...
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Me'assefim
The Me'assefim were a group of Hebrew writers who between 1784 and 1811 published their works in the periodical Ha-Me'assef, which they had founded. In 1782 Moses Mendelssohn's German translation of t...
Ha-Tsefirah
Ha-Tsefirah (Hebrew: הצפירה‎, "Epoch"; also Zefirah, Hazefirah) was a Hebrew language newspaper published in 1862 and 1874-1931.
The first issue of Ha-Tsefirah appeared in Warsaw, Congr...
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Naphtali Hirz Wessely
Naphtali(-)Herz (Hartwig) Wessely, a.k.a. Naphtali(-)Hirz Wessely, also Wesel (Yiddish: נפתלי הירץ וויזעל Vezel; born 1725, Hamburg – died February 28, 1805, Hamburg), was an 18th-century German J...
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Maon Synagogue
The Maon Synagogue is a 6th-century synagogue and archaeological site located in the Negev Desert near Kibbutz Nirim and Kibbutz Nir Oz. It is noted for its "magnificent" mosaic floor.
The origi...
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Julius Fürst
Julius Fürst ([fʏɐ̯st]; 12 May 1805, Zerkowo, South Prussia – 9 February 1873, Leipzig), was a Jewish German orientalist. Fürst was a distinguished scholar of Semitic languages and literature. During ...
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Moses Mendelssohn
Moses Mendelssohn (6 September 1729 – 4 January 1786) was a German Jewish philosopher to whose ideas the Haskalah, the 'Jewish enlightenment' of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, is indebt...
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Judenporzellan
Judenporzellan (literally "Jewish Porcelain") is a designation for inferior porcelain produced by the Royal Porcelain Factory owned by Frederick the Great in the late 18th century. In order to increas...
Vilna Rabbinical School and Teachers' Seminary
The Vilna Rabbinical School and Teachers' Seminary was a controversial Russian state-sponsored institution to train Jewish teachers and rabbis, located in Vilna, Russian Empire. The school opened in 1...
Isaac Abraham Euchel
Isaac Abraham Euchel (Hebrew: יצחק אייכל‎; born at Copenhagen, October 17, 1756; died at Berlin, June 14, 1804) was a Hebrew author and founder of the "Haskalah-movement".He was born in Cope...
Gaza synagogue
The ancient synagogue of Gaza was built in 508 CE during the Byzantine period and was discovered in 1965. It was located in the ancient port city of Gaza, then known as "Maiumas", currently the Rimal ...
Menachem Mendel Lefin
Menachem Mendel Lefin (also Menahem Mendel Levin) (1749–1826) was an early leader of the Haskalah movement. He was born in Satanov, Podolia, where he had a traditional Jewish education supplemented b...
Monheim Town Hall
The Monheim Town Hall (German Monheimer Rathaus) is a historical building in Monheim, Bavaria, southern Germany, now owned by the city's council.The building, constructed from 1714 to 1720 for a ri...
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Jerusalem (Mendelssohn)
Jerusalem, or on Religious Power and Judaism (German: Jerusalem oder über religiöse Macht und Judentum) is a book written by Moses Mendelssohn, which was first published in 1783 – the same year, w...
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Jewish question
The Jewish question was the name given to a wide-ranging debate in European society pertaining to the appropriate status and treatment of Jews in society. The debate involved the civil, legal and nati...
Dura-Europos synagogue
The Dura-Europos synagogue (or "Dura Europas", "Dura Europos" etc.) is an ancient synagogue uncovered at Dura-Europos, Syria, in 1932. The last phase of construction was dated by an Aramaic inscriptio...
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Society for the Promotion of Culture among the Jews of Russia
The Society for the Promotion of Culture among the Jews of Russia was a learned society founded at Saint Petersburg, the capital city of the Russian Empire, in December 1863, by some of the most promi...
Tzippori Synagogue
The Tzippori Synagogue (Sepphoris Synagogue,) is an ancient synagogue in Tzippori, an ancient town in Israel that is now a national archaeological park.
The synagogue was built in the late fifth...
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Golden calf
According to the Bible, the golden calf (עֵגֶּל הַזָהָב ‘ēggel hazâhâv) was an idol (a cult image) made by Aaron to satisfy the Israelites during Moses' absence, when he went up to Mount Sinai. In He...
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Jewish culture
Jewish culture is the international culture of the Jews. Since the formation of the Jewish nation in biblical times the international community of Jewish people has been considered a tribe or an ethno...
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Jewish symbolism
The Hebrew word for symbol is ot, which, in early Judaism, denoted not only a sign, but also a visible religious token of the relation between God and man.
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