The Unconventional Jewish Life & Thought of Solomon Yom Tov Bennett

When

Wed, Jan 5    
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10

Event Type

The Unconventional Jewish Life & Thought of

Solomon Yom Tov Bennett

 

Professor David B. Ruderman

University of Pennsylvania

 

Wednesday, January 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Via Zoom

 

Solomon Yom Tov Bennett [1767-1838] was a maskil, a Jew committed to the Enlightenment. His odyssey, from Belarus to Copenhagen to Berlin and London, includes his training in the arts and his career as an engraver, his transformation into a scholar and translator in London and then into an English literary agent.

Bennett was a special kind of maskil, a rebel from Jewish rabbinic norms and institutions. He could not tolerate the arrogance and ignorance of the rabbinic establishment and acted defiantly against it, attempting to usurp its prerogatives and authority.

By examining the life and thought of Solomon Yom Tov Bennett, we will better understand an epoch.

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