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Israel Bartal

Israel Bartal, the Avraham Harman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has taught Jewish History, Hebrew and Yiddish Literature and Israel Studies at Harvard, McGill, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers and Moscow State University. His books include: Poles and Jews: A Failed Brotherhood (with M. Opalski, 1992) and The Jews of Eastern Europe, 1772–1881 (2005).

Articles by this author

Haskalah Literature: Portrayal of Women

The image of women in Haskalah literature reflects the relationship between the sexes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ashkenazi Jewish society and European culture. But Haskalah writers wished to shape new patterns of male-female relationships among their reading public; to change, at least partly, the attitude of men towards women; and to ‘improve’ women’s conduct within the home and community.

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