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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
... Amir Engel The genius of Gershom Scholem is largely beyond dispute. Even his fiercest critics admire his integrity and dedication, among other qualities.1 Yet one of Scholem’s greatest accomplishments has gone mostly unnoticed. Scholem portrayed his Zionism and his attraction to the kabbalah...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 61–82.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to his reflections on American writers and scholars in the final third of his career. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Gershom Scholem Kabbalah Sabbatai Sevi Jewish mysticism America References Abrams Daniel . 2000 . “Defining Modern Academic Scholarship: Gershom...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
....” Like the Kabbalah, Goldberg distinguished between the Infinite Divine Being (he referred to him as YHWH Echad, or YHWH One, although the Kabbalah spoke of the Eyn-Sof , Infinite) and the anthropomorphic form of a Divine Organism. Gershom Scholem explains the organicist model of the Godhead...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 9–24.
Published: 01 February 2020
... and can no longer stop is standing still. No cunning can circumvent, dupe, avoid, or otherwise deactivate this core, out of which the wise man takes action. This core is the attitudinal core of every reliable theorist. A striking report in the Russian tradition of Kabbalah (a tradition that emerges...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., “Abulafia”; Jacobson,Metaphysics , 114–22; and Mosès, AH. 36. David Biale, Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-history, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982), 113. Lina Barouch  11 espousing this view as a point of departure, I...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 27–58.
Published: 01 November 2010
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Jewish renaissance in Palestine.” 20 In 1941 Scholem wrote that Arendt was “a wonderful woman and an extraordinary Zionist.” 21 The Shoah marked a sharp breach with Scholem’s earlier political activity and stance for binationalism and turned his academic focus (as a kabbalah scholar) from...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2015
... that they are living at the same time as those around them.”6 For Bloch, space and time do not exist as part of a linear continuum but rather—in categories borrowed from both Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity and the Lurianic Kabbalah—are relative concepts subject to the same forces of bending...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 167–184.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of time that consists of perpetual deferral (an idea Agamben finds in the writings of Benjamin’s friend Gershom Scholem, the noted scholar of the kabbalah).27 The absent referent of this deferral in Mommsen’s Block is the unwrit- ten fourth volume, the book whose coming-into-being was obstructed...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 191–216.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of tractate Avot in the Mishnah (known in English also as “The Sayings of the Fathers”) are commonly understood as presenting a chain of tradition, of kabbalah and mesira , of reception and transmission or handing down, which links authorities who predominate in the Mishnah to Moses and the revelation...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
... after having read Scholem’s book On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism: You are a blessed man because you have achieved a harmony of mind and heart on such a high level, and you are a blessing to every Jew now living. As a consequence, you have the right and the duty to speak up...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 163–200.
Published: 01 August 2017
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 45–94.
Published: 01 August 2007