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Scholem is the pre-eminent scholar in the field of Jewish mysticism. His Major Trends is not easy reading, but it's deeply engaging, and you can find new insights on re-reading.Published 16 months ago by Hazzan Lane
As an inquisitive Jew, I have always been mystified by Jewish mysticism. People are always telling me, "oh it's so difficult" or "complex" or "you have to be... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mark Ellins
There are so many books about Kabbalah coming out these days like popcorn. Gershom Sholem rediscovered the Kabbalah and brought it from obscurity to world fame. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ami Zarchi
Scholem's overview of the development of Jewish mysticism in general and Kabbalah in particular is magisterial. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Alchemist
This book has some great and interesting background information, but it doesn't take a genius to identify the author's academic prejudice. Read morePublished on August 11, 2013 by Filler Joe
The shipping was very quick and I found the book to be as decribed by the seller.Published on December 25, 2009
I asked my friend who is an Orthodox Rabbi for one book on the subject of Jewish Mysticism and he recommended this one. So I read it. It's is def. Read morePublished on July 6, 2009 by S. Pactor