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Gershom Scholem stands out among them for the richness and power of his A monumental and revisionary work of Jewish historiography, Sabbatai Ṣevi. Gershom Scholem stands out among them for the richness and power of his A monumental and revisionary work of Jewish historiography, Sabbatai Sevi. Gershom Scholem stands out among modern thinkers for the richness and power of his historical imagination. A work widely esteemed as his magnum opus.

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Christopher rated it really liked it Nov 20, In the s, Scholem’s scholarship turned to an obscure kabbalist rabbi of seventeenth-century Turkey, Sabbatai?

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A Bollingen Foundation grant enabled Scholem to complete the original Hebrew edition of his biography in I have no idea if his interpretation of the kabbalah is correct. Here and there Sabbatai Sevi contains subtle digs. Szbbatai mystery of their relationship reminded me a bit of the one between Sancho Panza and the knight of the sorrowful countenance.

Zwi Werblowsky’s masterful English translation. Other editions – View all Sabbatai Sevi: Timeline of the history of the region of Palestine. This ignoble collapse, for the vast majority of Jews, meant the end of the movement, and it then became of great concern to conceal the extent to which Sabbatai had received both official and mass support.

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Born in Berlin inScholem became a Zionist as a young student in a revolt against his family’s bourgeois and assimilated life. Against this, he insists on the dignity and autonomy of religious experience.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.

Google Books — Loading Princeton University Press- History – pages. Jan 15, Ariel rated it liked it Shelves: Sabbatai Sevi chooses Islam and throws his followers into chaos.

V Sabbatai gains control over the community in Smyrna The events of December A monumental and revisionary work of Jewish historiography, Sabbatai Sevi stands out for its combination of philological and empirical authority and for its passion. The twentieth century produced a galaxy of extraordinary Jewish historians. It was in the Holyland that Sabbatia would meet Nathan the propet.

While in the prison Sevi revieved xcholem and lived like royalty. At the same time, Nathan, accepted as the prophet who by tradition would accompany the messiah, was able to mobilize non-kabbalistic messianic expectations as well.

He and followers eventually is brought to sabbatia Sultan in Turkey and his followers think he is going to convert the Sultan to Judaism.

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Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be receiving the recognition it deserve a lot of times movie critics sabbxtai aren’t that bright, I’m afraid. Gershom Scholem stands out among them gerzhom the richness and power of his historical imagination.

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Benjamin Shibani rated it it was amazing Jan 01, It gwrshom widely esteemed as one of Scholem’s masterworks. According to Scholem, the genesis of new ways of thought is more catastrophic and agonized than later beneficiaries suppose; the Enlightenment itself owed more to kabbalistic and neoplatonic occultism than to sober common sense. Become a LibraryThing Author. Fairly academic and exhaustively researched and still readable if you enjoy history.

I like Scholem’s matter of fact attitude: However, I do believe that the chief task of literature is to explore the dark and twisted passageways of the human soul; and so it seems fair to call this gershok a literary masterpiece.

CD Audiobook 0 editions. At one point he refers dismissively to the 20th century prejudice of reducing everything to social phenomena. But the exact opposite happens.

Students of human emancipation should take note. Gershom Scholem stands out among them for the richness and power of his historical imagination.

I interesting mix of Jewish and Muslim traditions. He learned Hebrew and studied Kabbalah, the world of mystical teachings that had become marginalized–indeed stigmatized–within the mainstream rationalist Jewish tradition.