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Gershom Scholem, Life, Library & Legacy - 

Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Leshem


BA, History, Columbia University

BA, Talmud, Jewish Theological Seminary

MA, Jewish History and Philosophy, Touro College

PhD, Bar-Ilan University, "Between Messianism and Prophecy: Hasidism According to the Piaseczner Rebbe

Semicha, Rabbinic Ordination, Chief Rabbinate of Israel

Director, Gershom Scholem Collection for Research in Kabbalah and Hasidism, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem

Scholarly publications: Piaseczner Rebbe, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Hasidic education, the philosophy of Rav Shagar and Gershom Scholem

Author, "Redemptions: Contemporary Chassidic Essays on the Parsha and the Festivals” (2006)


Episode #1

Gershom Scholem – Rabbi Dr Tzvi Leshem – Introduction

Episode #2

How did Gershom Scholem Collect his Incredible Library?

Episode #3

What is Shitat Scholem?

Episode #4

Gershom Scholem – Why Chabad & Breslov?

Episode #5

Gershom Scholem – The Writings

Episode #6

Gershom Scholem – Saving Holocaust Manuscripts

Episode #7

Gershom Scholem – Aliyah, Activism, Agnon

Episode #8

Gershom Scholem – Systematic or Creative?

Episode #9

What academic methodology did Gershom Scholem employ in the study of Kabbalah?

Episode #10

Gershom Scholem Library– What’s Next?

Episode #11

What's the Legacy of Gershom Scholem?


Full Interview - Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Leshem

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