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Elisabeth Gallas

collections, for the spiritual work within Judaism and its most decisive centers, that has motivated us to take these steps.” Gershom Scholem to Leo Baeck, 2 June 1946, in Scholem, A Life in Letters , 336. 47 For an introduction to Scholem’s relationship to the Hebrew language, see Schatz, “Hebräisch,” esp

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Daniel Abrams

a “forger” who was motivated by monetary gain, as Graetz would have it. This strategy, however, of occupying the middle ground was simply too weak a defense in the face of Graetz’s standing at the time, which was prior to Scholem’s successful grounding of the field of Jewish mysticism. In his 1926

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Nathaniel Berman

, as I have noted, one Zoharic text tells us that there is a bad, “left” form, a form which “is death to the world,” and a good, “right,” form, a ḥivya of “life” – both of which always accompany every human being and who thus seem, in this text, to be more like shedim, the demonic spirits who