This Day in Jewish History 1897: A Man Who Made Kabbala Accessible Is Born

Gershom Scholem is widely credited with turning kabbala into a legitimate academic subject and wrote many popular books on the topic.

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On December 5, 1897, Gerhard Scholem was born in Berlin to an assimilated Jewish family. Yet he became fascinated with Jewish history and culture, most famously with Jewish mysticism, and is widely credited...