An individual referred to as a Maskil, is considered to be a self-taught scholar or “enlightened man”, who represents the love of learning and the striving for culture awakening. (Also an advocate or supporter of the Haskalah or Enlightenment.)

About Maskil

Maskil is the Keyboard Name for Russell Cohen, a freelance writer and blogger in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Maskil is a progressive Jew and Green Zionist, and writes mainly on Jewish affairs, Israel, the environment and technology.

About Maskil (The Blog)

This is where I showcase my less ephemeral pieces, mainly regarding Israel and Jewish affairs in general, the environment and technology.

Contact Maskil

Please contact Maskil at e-mail address maskil at maskil dot info regarding writing assignments, or anything that doesn’t belong in the comments for a particular post.