Page 70 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 17 (1958-1959)

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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
Tha t he was both forerunner and pioneer in the
Haskalah
movement in the southern provinces was affirmed by the en­
hancement of his influence after his death through the post­
humous publication of several of his works:
Teudah be-Yisrael
(Vilna, 1828; 1885; Warsaw, 1878; 1901).
Efes Damim
(Vilna, 1837; Odessa, 1864; Warsaw, 1881; 1890).
Bet Yehudah
(Vilna, 1839; 1858; Warsaw, 1878; 1901).
Zerubbabel
(Vilna, 1863; Warsaw, 1878; 1890; 1901).
Eshkol ha-Sofer
(Warsaw, 1891; 1900).
Ahiyyah Shiloni ha-Hozeh
(Warsaw, 1891).
Our generation owes a debt to this lone polemicist who tried
to lift his people out of the historic mire. A new critical edition
of his works would redound to the glory of Hebrew literature
and to the history of the Enlightenment that was the
Haskalah.
Who among us will gratefully undertake this task?