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Gershom Scholem


Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) Born to an assimilated Jewish family in Berlin, Gershon Scholem joined the Zionist movement as a student. He proceeded to devote himself to a thorough understanding of Jewish history, religion and culture, acquiring a knowledge of Hebrew and Jewish sources. Originally a student of mathematics and philosophy, he transferred to oriental languages in the early 1920s. His doctoral thesis was a translation and commentary on an obscure kabbalistic text: this and other studies led to the Kabbalah becoming an established academic discipline. More...


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On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism
On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead
Sabbatai Sevi

On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism
Gershom Scholem
JDC#20107
$14.95


On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead
Basic Concepts in the Kabbalah
Gershom Scholem
JDC#20152
$15.00


Sabbatai Sevi
The Mystical Messiah (1626-1676)
Gershom G. Scholem
JDC#72905
$24.95

Zohar - the Book of Splendor
Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism

Zohar - the Book of Splendor
Basic Readings from the Kabbalah
JDC#20007
$12.00


Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism
Gershom G. Scholem
JDC#20105
$18.00



Scholem joined the staff of the Hebrew University in 1923, as a librarian (1923-1927), becoming a lecturer (from 1925), and a professor of Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah (1933-1965). He wrote a number of texts on Kabbalah and mysticism: his studies, essays and speeches have had a major impact on the knowledge of Jewish mysticism by non-Jews.

His scholarship is marked by painstaking analysis, deep philosophical insight and profound historical understanding. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1958. In 1962 he was elected vice-President, and in 1968, President of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



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