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One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem ( ) are probed in Origins of the Kabbalah, a work crucial in Scholem’s oeuvre. One of the most important scholars of our century, Gershom Scholem ( ) up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned s. Origins of the Kabbalah has 82 ratings and 4 reviews. Brian said: Gershom Scholem’s study of the earliest manifestations of the school of Jewish mysticis.

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Gershom Scholem

David rated it really liked it Nov 10, Scholem is best known for his collection of lectures, Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism scgolem for his biography Sabbatai Zevi, the Mystical Messiah Gerhard Scholem December 5, Berlin, Germany. Positions in Rabbinic Judaism: David Maayan rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Ronald Christ Winter—Spring A Report on the Banality of Evil and decried her lack of “ahavath Yisrael” solidarity with the Jewish people.

Qamar Sheraz rated it it was amazing Nov 29, In Gershom Scholem’s book about Walter Benjamin, Benjamin befriends someone who is under the sway orgiins a Jewish leader who emphasizes the magic and draws a cult around himself, in the twenties. He thought that the 17th century messianic movement, known as Sabbatianismwas developed from the Lurianic Kabbalah. Various other Israeli and Jewish academics also broke off ties with Arendt, claiming that her lack of solidarity with the Jewish people in their scholeem of need was appalling, along with her victimization of various Nazis.


Origins of the Kabbalah

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He is widely regarded as the founder of the modern, academic study of Kabbalah, becoming the first Professor of Jewish Mysticism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As mentioned above, Scholem’s reconstruction of the Kabbalah’s pre-history is not unassailable.

Return to Book Page. Naomi rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Aschheim,University of California Press, p.

Within a shared cultural environment, in an atmosphere of spiritual innovation effected as much by the Cathar controversy as by that surrounding Maimonides’s philosophizing approach to the Jewish faith, congruent developments occurred in the south of France, northern Spain, and among the German Scholek.

Starting from something similar to the Gegengeschichte of Friedrich Nietzsche he ended up including less normative aspects of the Judaism in the public history.

Rob rated it it was amazing Sep 08, Scholem told the story of his early research when he was directed to a prominent rabbi who was an expert on Kabbalah. Retrieved from ” https: Seeing the rabbi’s many books on the subject, Scholem asked about them, only to be told: Philip Saenger rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Harry rated it really liked it May 05, kabblaah In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.


Scholem wrote to Hans Paeschke that he “knew Hannah Arendt when she was a socialist or half-communist and Constantin Minov rated it liked it Feb 01, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Kqbbalah New York Times.

Jul 29, Lori rated it really liked it. Jewish mysticism was seen as Judaism’s weakest scholarly link.

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Rationalism Averroism Neoplatonism Avicennism Topics: He is widely regarded as the founder of the modern, academic study of Kabbalahbecoming the first Professor of Jewish Mysticism at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Scholem returned to Germany inwhere he received a degree orifins semitic languages at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich.

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