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Gershom Scholem

Gershom ScholemBorn: 5-Dec-1897
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 21-Feb-1982
Location of death: Jerusalem, Israel
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Scholar

Nationality: Israel
Executive summary: Revolutionized the study of Kabbalah

Emigrated to Jerusalem in 1923.

Father: Arthur Scholem
Mother: Betty Hirsch Scholem
Brother: Werner Scholem (Communist Party official; d. murder)
Wife: Elsa Burckhardt (div.)
Wife: Fania Freud (m. 1936)

    University: University of Berlin
    University: Semitic Languages, University of Munich
    Teacher: Jewish Mysticism, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1925-33)
    Professor: Jewish Mysticism, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1933-65)

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