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IT HAPPENED TOMORROW “Not Less than a Prophet”

vitaleBy Guido Vitale

Harold Bloom considered Gershom Scholem “not less than a prophet,” declaring that for many contemporary Jewish intellectuals, “the Kabbalah of Gershom Scholem is now more normative than normative Judaism itself.” And yet many people haven’t heard of him. George Prochnik aims to change this with his book “Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem”. (Randy Rosenthal, Washington Post, May 7, 2017)