Divre Shalom ve-Emet
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Naphtali Herz Wessely’s (1725–1805) Hebrew Enlightenment text Divre Shalom ve-Emet (Words of Peace and Truth) was published in 1782 in response to Joseph II’s Habsburg tolerance legislation. As one of the most important authors of Haskalah, in this work he formulated his program for the reform of Jewish schools. On the basis of its wide-ranging cultural and social implications, it sparked se…

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Schatz, Andrea, “Divre Shalom ve-Emet”, 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 25 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0184>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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