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Shavit, Zohar. 1998. The function of texts for Jewish children in the interference between the Jewish-Hebrew and the German cultures during the Haskala. Dappim - Research in Literature 11 : 91–103.
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The article deals with the important role played by texts for Jewish children and young people in materializing the relations between the Jewish and German cultures towards the end of the 18th century and in the beginning of the 19th century. The texts included actual translations from German into Hebrew and Yiddish, as well as original texts in Hebrew and Yiddish based on German textual models. As an illustartion, the article deals with the translation of works, and adaptation of textual models, created by Joachim Henrich Campe - one of the most prominent authors for children at that time.
Source : R. Weissbrod