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Chasidim, Mitnagdim and Enlightenment

The Jews in Exile

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Chasidim, Mitnagdim and Enlightenment: The Jews in Exile

This class covers the growth of the Chasidic movement as well as those who opposed it (the Mitnagdim). At the end of the class, we discuss the beginnings of the Haskalah or "Enlightenment" which drew many Jews away from observance.
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Assimilation, History, R. Elijah, the Gaon of Vilna, Jewish History
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