Enlightenment
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The values of the Enlightenment, particularly the emphasis on reason as the guide of thought, were fundamentally incompatible with anti-Jewish prejudices and defamations. These, however, were frequently taken up without question by the prominent thinkers …

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Mitchell, Harvey, “Enlightenment”, 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 18 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0058>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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