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In Search of Genre: Hebrew Enlightenment and Modernity (review)

In Search of Genre: Hebrew Enlightenment and Modernity (review) In Search of Genre: Hebrew Enlightenment and Modernity (review) Yair Mazor Hebrew Studies, Volume 49, 2008, pp. 373-376 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.2008.0012 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/439571/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:34 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 49 (2008) 373 Reviews IN SEARCH OF GENRE: HEBREW ENLIGHTENMENT AND MODERNITY. By Moshe Pelli. Pp. 361. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2005. Paper, $45.00. There is no way whatsoever to underestimate the importance and promi- nence of the Haskalah (Enlightenment) movement in the evolution of modern Hebrew/Jewish thought, culture, and literature as well as the evolu- tion of Jewish nationality. Like the Bible, the Mishnah, and the Talmud, the Haskalah movement that budded in Italy, Germany, Austria, and later in Russia and Poland at the end of the eighteen century, blazed a new trail in the Hebrew/Jewish world. That new trail introduced modernity to the Jewish world in the broadest meaning of the term. Indeed, modern Hebrew literature that commenced with Mendele (Sh. Y. Abramowitz) and later with Ch. N. Bialik and S. Tchernichowsky at the commencement of the twentieth cen- tury could not evolve and thrive without http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

In Search of Genre: Hebrew Enlightenment and Modernity (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 49 – Oct 5, 2011

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In Search of Genre: Hebrew Enlightenment and Modernity (review) Yair Mazor Hebrew Studies, Volume 49, 2008, pp. 373-376 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.2008.0012 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/439571/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:34 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 49 (2008) 373 Reviews IN SEARCH OF GENRE: HEBREW ENLIGHTENMENT AND MODERNITY. By Moshe Pelli. Pp. 361. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2005. Paper, $45.00. There is no way whatsoever to underestimate the importance and promi- nence of the Haskalah (Enlightenment) movement in the evolution of modern Hebrew/Jewish thought, culture, and literature as well as the evolu- tion of Jewish nationality. Like the Bible, the Mishnah, and the Talmud, the Haskalah movement that budded in Italy, Germany, Austria, and later in Russia and Poland at the end of the eighteen century, blazed a new trail in the Hebrew/Jewish world. That new trail introduced modernity to the Jewish world in the broadest meaning of the term. Indeed, modern Hebrew literature that commenced with Mendele (Sh. Y. Abramowitz) and later with Ch. N. Bialik and S. Tchernichowsky at the commencement of the twentieth cen- tury could not evolve and thrive without

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