0

What is a frum maskil? I have seen people use the term to describe certain people from history. What exactly does this description mean? Was it used by any legitimate historians? And can some examples be given of people who fall under this category.

4

1 Answer 1

1

For many the fight against the Haskallah was not about Reform/Conservative approach to Halacha but rather against Western ideology. Specifically Western Philosophy applied to Judaism.

So a Frum Maskil would be someone who keeps (mostly) Torah and Mitzvot yet regardless studies Western Philosophy is involved in politics and mixes those with the Torah.

See מעין גנים by the מהרצ"א

2
  • "... someone who keeps (mostly) Torah and Mitzvot yet regardless studies Western Philosophy is involved in politics and mixes those with the Torah." That sounds a bit like a description of Modern Orthodox Jews (or, at least, their leaders and thinkers).
    – Tamir Evan
    Mar 29 at 15:22
  • I am basing the view on the מהרצ"א
    – zunior
    Mar 29 at 15:29

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .