Aaron Halle-Wolfssohn

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Aaron Halle-Wolfssohn (1754 or 1756, prob. Halle – 20 March 1835, Fürth) was a German Jew, a translator and commentator of the Tanakh and a leading writer of the Haskalah (the Jewish Enlightenment). He was born in Halle and died in Fürth. He was professor at the Königliche Wilhelmsschule at Breslau from 1792 to 1807. He translated much of the Tanakh into German, as well as a Hebrew-German primer (Abtalion), commentaries, essays and a play Leichtsinn und Frömmelei (written in 1796).

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  • Jeremy Dauber (2004), Antonio's Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature. Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-4901-9 Review of this book

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