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Out of the Shtetl: Making Jews Modern in the Polish Borderlands

Nancy Sinkoff

Published: Brown Judaic Studies, 2004, 1st ed. and 2020, 2nd ed.

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and LinguisticsClick image to purchaseIn Out of the Shtetl: Making Jews Modern in the Polish Borderlands, Nancy Sinkoff examines some of the thinkers, particularly Mendel Lefin and Joseph Perl, who as part of the Jewish Enlightenment movement (Haskalah) of the nineteenth century attempted to articulate a vision and plan for how the Jews of Eastern Europe could become modern while remaining Jews. The book contains a new preface by the author.


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