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Yitsḥok Leybush Peretz

Yitsḥok Leybush Peretz

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I._L._Peretz

Yitsḥok Leybush Peretz (יצחק־לייבוש פרץ) (May 18, 1852 – 3 April 1915), or I. L. Peretz, was a Yiddish language author and playwright from Poland. Peretz rejected cultural universalism, seeing the world as composed of different nations, each with its own character. Liptzin comments that "Every people is seen by him as a chosen people..."; he saw his role as a Jewish writer to express "Jewish ideals...grounded in Jewish tradition and Jewish history." Unlike many other Maskilim, he greatly respected the Hasidic Jews for their mode of being in the world; at the same time, he understood that there was a need to make allowances for human frailty. His short stories such as "If Not Higher", "The Treasure", and "Beside the Dying" emphasize the importance of sincere piety rather than empty religiosity. (via his article in wikipedia

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