Haskolah, Haskola, Haskala
- 19th century Jewish Enlightenment, in which modern philosophy and literature entered Jewish consciousness
- With the Haskalah, Eastern European Jews finally saw the introduction of humanistic ideals.
Languages of Origin
השכלה haskalá, Yiddish/Ashkenazi pronunciation haskóle/haskúle 'lit., education, knowledge; with definite article, the Jewish Englightenment movement'
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
Some pronounce it the Israeli/Sephardi way, with stress on the last syllable, and others the Yiddish/Ashkenazi way, with stress on the penultimate syllable.
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