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Themes of Haskalah in Of Bygone Days

The fictional autobiography of Sholom Jacob Abramovitch, under his pseudonym Mendele Mocher Sforim, conveys many criticisms, fears, and hopes of the Russian Haskalah movement. Through satire and sympathy, Of Bygone Days provokes Jewish introspection and advocates for modern progress. 1,616 more words


10 Things You Should Know About...Y.L. Peretz

Yiddish author and playwright

1. Isaac Leib Peretz, AKA Yitzhak Leibush Peretz and I.L. Peretz, was born in Zamosc, Poland, in 1851 and raised in orthodox Jewish surroundings. 485 more words

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