Gershom Scholem


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Gershom Scholem

Gershom Scholem Death

Gershom passed away on February 21, 1982 at the age of 84 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Gershom Scholem death quick facts:
  • When did Gershom Scholem die?

    February 21, 1982
  • How old was Gershom Scholem when died?

  • Where did Gershom Scholem die? What was the location of death?

    Jerusalem, Israel

Gershom Scholem Birthday and Date of Death

Gershom Scholem was born on December 5, 1897 and died on February 21, 1982. Gershom was 84 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: December 5, 1897
Date of Death: February 21, 1982
Age at Death: 84

Gershom Scholem - Biography

Gerhard Scholem who, after his immigration from Germany to Israel, changed his name to Gershom Scholem (Hebrew: גרשם שלום) (December 5, 1897 – February 21, 1982), was a German-born Israeli philosopher and historian. He is widely regarded as the founder of the modern, academic study of Kabbalah, becoming the first Professor of Jewish Mysticism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His close friends included Walter Benjamin and Leo Strauss, and selected letters from his correspondence with those philosophers have been published.