Gershom scholem 1897 1982 was perhaps the foremost jewish intellectual of the twentieth century pioneering the study of jewish mysticism as a legitimate academic discipline he overturned the rationalist bias of his predecessors and revealed an extraordinary world of myth and messianism. Gershom scholem master of the kabbalah jewish lives and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. In his biography of scholem gershom scholem master of the kabbalah yale university press jewish lives series author david biale the emanuel ringelblum distinguished professor of jewish history at the university of california davis not only captures scholems scholarship but also his personal involvement in the major issues conflicts . Gershom scholem dates 1897 1982 impact gershom scholem pioneered the study of jewish mysticism as a legitimate academic discipline he moved to palestine in 1923 and participated in the creation of the hebrew university where he was a towering figure for nearly seventy years. David biale is emanuel ringelblum distinguished professor of jewish history at the university of california davis he is the author of gershom scholem kabbalah and counter history the co author of hasidism a new history and a three time winner of the national jewish book award
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