New book sheds light on Kabbalah scholar's tragic descent into madness
Joseph Weiss was probably Gershom Scholem's greatest student, and the teacher has long been blamed for his tragic fate. However, a newly published collection of their letters reveals a different picture.
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"Gershom Scholem Ve'Yosef Weiss: Halifat Mikhtavim" ("Gershom Scholem and Joseph Weiss: Correspondence, 1948-1964" ), edited by Noam Zadoff. Carmel Publishing, 413 pages, NIS 103