Professor Gershom Scholem (1897-1982)

His office, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
18 October 1976

Scholem was the founder of the scholarly study of the Kabbalah. He became the first Professor of Jewish Mysticism at the Hebrew University where he taught the Kabbalah and mysticism from a scientific point of view.

‘We discussed the future of religion’, Schwartz recalled, ‘he felt that the present religions would continue, certainly with some modernization, but he did not visualize any basic change in those existing.’

Photo © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation

Photo © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation