Gershom Scholem

Lag ba-Omer and a German Jew’s path to a once-neglected subject.

Gershom Scholem
April 30 2021 12:01AM

A renowned scholar tells his story.

Moshe Idel
Nov. 5 2020 12:01AM

In the words of Gershom Scholem, “Nonsense based on me!”

Zvi Leshem
Feb. 3 2020 12:01AM

Prewar, no countries had wanted to take in Europe’s Jews. Postwar, many were poised to claim the spoils of the murdered—until an unprecedented group of experts stepped in.

Sept. 17 2019 1:02AM

By slaughtering roosters on an airplane.

Yuval Harari
May 3 2019 12:01AM

But who wrote the Zohar?

Eitan Fishbane
Oct. 9 2018 12:01AM

A subversive who never lost his faith in redemption.

Steven Aschheim
Oct. 5 2018 12:01AM

The last Hebrew classic?

May 7 2018 12:01AM

How an eccentric doctor created a national treasure.

Aviya Kushner
April 26 2018 12:01AM

Zalman Shazar and Shabbetai Tsvi.

Stuart Schoffman
March 28 2018 12:01AM

A kinship between the artist and the outlaw.

Robert Alter
April 5 2017 12:01AM

How the hexagram became a Jewish symbol.

July 13 2016 12:01AM

Translating Ḥayyim of Volozhin’s kabbalistic treatise.

Jan. 20 2016 12:01AM