Gershom Scholem

Gershom Scholem
1897 - 1982

Gershom Scholem  Israeli Historian


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Israeli Historian Gershom Scholem was born on 5th December, 1897 in Berlin, Germany and passed away on 21st Feb 1982 Jerusalem, Israel aged 84. He is most remembered for Academic study of Kabbalah. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Gershom Scholem is a member of the following lists: Israeli people of German-Jewish descent, Jews in Mandatory Palestine and Israeli people of German descent.


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First Name Gershom
Last Name Scholem
Age 84 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th December, 1897
Birthplace Berlin, Germany
Died 21st February, 1982
Place of Death Jerusalem, Israel
Build Average
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Religion Jewish
Nationality Israeli
University Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Occupation Text Historian
Occupation Historian
Claim to Fame Academic study of Kabbalah

Gerhard Scholem who, after his immigration from Germany to Israel, changed his name to Gershom Scholem (Hebrew: גרשם שלום) (December 5, 1897 – February 21, 1982), was a German-born Israeli philosopher and historian. 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. His close friends included Walter Benjamin and Leo Strauss, and selected letters from his correspondence with those philosophers have been published.

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