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PELLI / HASKALAH LITERATURE
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with a search fo r a be tter fu tu re . T h e dom inan t outlook, then ,
shifted from concern with the past and preoccupation with its
literature to the fu tu re .
I t took much courage to dem and an end to passivity, bu t also a
g rea t deal o f naivete as well to believe tha t both the Jews as well as
Europe were ready fo r this shift in values.