Krochmal, Nahman

(1785-1840)
   Galician philos-opher and historian. He was born in Brody, and lived in Zolkiew in Galicia. Later he returned to Brody, and eventually moved to Tarnopol. He was a leading figure in the Haskalah movement and the founder (in the 1830s) of Wissenschaft des Judentums. His Guide to the Perplexed of the Time is a philosophical investigation of the course of Jewish history.

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