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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

Academic interest in Jewish mysticism. Archived from the original on Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He later became a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Feb 21, Sidhartha rated it really liked it. Scholem taught the Kabbalah and mysticism from a scientific point of view and became the first professor of Jewish mysticism at the university inworking in this post until his retirement inwhen he became an emeritus professor.

Rationalism Averroism Neoplatonism Labbalah Topics: Kabbalistic reasons for the Mitzvot.

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His collected speeches and essays, published as On Kabbalah and its Symbolism kabablah, helped to spread knowledge of Jewish mysticism among both Jews and non-Jews. Scholem died in Jerusalemwhere he is buried next to his wife in the Sanhedria Cemetery. Scholem is best known for his collection of lectures, Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism and for his biography Sabbatai Zevi, the Mystical Messiah Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Maru Taniwha rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Refresh and try again. I am astounded by her ability to pronounce upon movements in which she was once so deeply engaged, in terms of a distance measured in kabalah years and from such sovereign heights.

Trivia About Origins of scolem Ka Arendt responded that she never thhe any collective group, and that she does not love the Jewish people but was only part gfrshom them. Kevin rated it really liked it Mar 27, In Berlin, Scholem first befriended and became an admirer of Leo Strauss their correspondence would continue throughout his life.

Philosophical schools and traditions. They began a lifelong friendship that ended only with Benjamin’s suicide, committed while fleeing Nazi persecution in In the Weltanschauung of Scholem, the research of Jewish mysticism could not be separated from its historical context. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alan Scharf rated it really liked it Nov 11, Qamar Sheraz rated it it was amazing Nov 29, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use teh Privacy Policy.

Carly rated it it was amazing Aug 19, His collected speeches and essays, published as On Kabbalah and its Symbolismhelped to spread knowledge of Jewish mysticism among non-Jews.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His interest in Judaica was strongly opposed by his father, a printer, but, thanks to his mother’s intervention, he was allowed to study Hebrew and the Talmud with an Orthodox rabbi. Inhe married his second wife, Fania Freud.

In order to neutralize Sabbatianism, Hasidism had emerged as a Hegelian synthesis. Interviews, Volume 1Macmillan, David rated it really liked it Nov 10, Non-Orthodox interest in Jewish mysticism. Return to Book Page. Scholem convincingly, tue not irrefutably, demonstrates plausible chains of transmission by which the disparate intellectual traditions of roigins gnosticism, Medieval neoplatonism, and the various exegetical approaches to primary and secondary Hebrew scriptures came together in a synthesis possessing a unique meaning of its own, beginning in late 12th-century Provence.

The historiographical approach of Scholem also involved a linguistic theory. Maximus Spiritus rated it it was amazing Dec 16, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Gershom Scholem, unlike his brother, was vehemently opposed to both Communism and Marxism. Harry rated it really liked it May 05,