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Exponents of an early 20th-century Jewish Enlightenment movement in Yemen referred to themselves as Dardaʿim (Generation of the Knowledgeable). They pushed for reform of Jewish educational methods and religious practice. Their ideas were not implemented due to resistance from the conservative Ikshim (Obstinates), who defended the traditional Yemeni-Jewish customs and kabbalistic concepts. Despite this, the Dardaʿim were the best-known movement …

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Eraqi, Bat-Zion, “Dardaʿim”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0162>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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