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The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish$
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Dov-Ber Kerler

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198151661

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151661.001.0001

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Two Books from the Early Eighteenth Century

Two Books from the Early Eighteenth Century

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6 Two Books from the Early Eighteenth Century
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The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish
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Dov-Ber Kerler

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151661.003.0006

Ethical literature was a very popular genre in Yiddish literature during the sixteenth and up until the eighteenth century. Simplicity and moral tones were some of the elements that were emphasized in the two books that served as examples of eighteenth-century Eastern literature. Both were concerned with religious and spiritual aspects, using narrative tales and parables that speak of general ethical principles and religious customs. They are a guide for people to stay on track with their lives and be mindful of their actions. What is interestingly about these writings is that they had both Western and Eastern thoughts in them, as though the writers had these readers in mind, albeit that it was European in origin.

Keywords:   Ethical, morals, religion, parables, customs

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