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Gershom Scholem

German-born Israeli philosopher and historian


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Gershom Scholem , was a German-born Israeli philosopher and historian. He is widely regarded as the founder of the modern, academic study of Kabbalah. He was the first professor of Jewish Mysticism at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His close friends included Theodore Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin and Leo Strauss, and selected letters from his correspondence with those philosophers have been published. He was also friendly with the author Shai Agnon and the Talmudic scholar Saul Lieberman.

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israeli university in Jerusalem

Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university in Berlin, Germany

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

German university in Munich, Bavaria

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