In 6 seminal essays, the path breaking scholar of Jewish mysticism, Gershom Scholem delves into several of the Kabbalah's most intriguing conceptions. The Mystical Shape of the Imageless God; Good and Evil in the Kabbalah; the Tzaddik or righteous soul; the Shekhinah, the feminine aspect of God; Gilgul, the transmigration of souls; and Trelem, astral bodies, or the spiritual composition of a human being. Gershom Scholem was professor of Jewish mysticism at the Hebrew University until his death in 1982.
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Author Biography - Gershom Gerhard Scholem
Gershom Scholem was a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem until his death in 1982. Among his most important works are Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, The Messianic Idea in Judaism, and On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism.