- an advocate or supporter of the Haskalah.
Origin of Maskil
From the Hebrew word maśkīl literally, enlightened
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Examples from the Web for maskil
Most of them are old, and when they die the "maskil" as a type will have vanished from New York.The Spirit of the Ghetto
Sad and perplexed in spirit, I came down from the rabbi, with the Maskil, and into the street.
It is true that the Maskil dogged my footsteps, but he had become antipathetic to me, and I couldn't look at him.
Our Maskil stops at blacking his boots and wearing a black ribbon round his neck.
On the strength of what he is a Maskil, it is hard to tell—enough that people should consider him one!