A Success Story?: Prussia’s Jewish Educational Policy in the Aftermath of the Emancipation Edict (1812–1870)

A Success Story?: Prussia’s Jewish Educational Policy in the Aftermath of the Emancipation... T H E J E W I S H Q U A R T E R LY R E V I E W , Vol. 106, No. 3 (Summer 2016) 412­418 ¨ ANDREAS BRAMER Institute for the History of German Jewry, Hamburg A S A N E D U CAT IO N AL P R OJ E CT , the Haskalah in German lands has always been acknowledged to mark a watershed in the history of German Jewry. However, the immediate social impact of the Jewish Enlightenment turned out to be far less significant than its advocates had desired. Between 1780 and 1810 the modernization of Jewish schooling did not go much beyond a small number of promising young ventures.1 Aside from the Jewish Reform schools that were established in Berlin and other German cities starting in 1778, the system of traditional Jewish schooling proved to be difficult to change. The sense of crisis shared by the maskilim was alien to many parents, who generally tended to mistrust secular trends,2 and the great majority of Jewish boys and girls continued to attend the conventional educational institutions at hand, if they received a regimen of regular instruction at all. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Jewish Quarterly Review University of Pennsylvania Press

A Success Story?: Prussia’s Jewish Educational Policy in the Aftermath of the Emancipation Edict (1812–1870)

Jewish Quarterly Review, Volume 106 (3) – Sep 9, 2016

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T H E J E W I S H Q U A R T E R LY R E V I E W , Vol. 106, No. 3 (Summer 2016) 412­418 ¨ ANDREAS BRAMER Institute for the History of German Jewry, Hamburg A S A N E D U CAT IO N AL P R OJ E CT , the Haskalah in German lands has always been acknowledged to mark a watershed in the history of German Jewry. However, the immediate social impact of the Jewish Enlightenment turned out to be far less significant than its advocates had desired. Between 1780 and 1810 the modernization of Jewish schooling did not go much beyond a small number of promising young ventures.1 Aside from the Jewish Reform schools that were established in Berlin and other German cities starting in 1778, the system of traditional Jewish schooling proved to be difficult to change. The sense of crisis shared by the maskilim was alien to many parents, who generally tended to mistrust secular trends,2 and the great majority of Jewish boys and girls continued to attend the conventional educational institutions at hand, if they received a regimen of regular instruction at all.

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Published: Sep 9, 2016

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