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Berel Lang. He also advises sympathetic Prussian officials on how to reduce discrimination. His renderings of Biblical texts into the German language are published using the Hebrew alphabet.
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King Friedrich II has the scholar summoned to Potsdam, for example, but never receives him. The heated public debate that this provocation ignited leaves Moses with a nervous disorder that plagues him for the next seven years.
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Towards the end of his life, another seven years on, he becomes embroiled in further controversy when he publicly defends his late friend Gotthold Ephraim Lessing against charges of pantheism and atheism. Weakened by the strain, Moses Mendelssohn dies at the age of Berlin's entire Jewish community is joined in paying their final respects by numerous Christians and members of the aristocracy.
All shops are closed that day. The Mendelssohns.
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The Society. History Biographies The Crane. Moses Mendelssohn The Jew of Berlin His curved spine and stutter, people said about the son of Mendel, a synagogue sexton from Dessau, are the result of the long hours spent studying the works of a medieval religious philosopher in a hunched-over position that weakened his lungs. By the age of thirteen, Mausche has worked through both volumes of this book.