Re: Vatican

From: janice matchett <janmatch@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon Nov 14 2005 - 12:46:59 EST

At 12:20 PM 11/14/2005, RFaussette@aol.com wrote:

>In a message dated 11/14/2005 11:54:00 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>panterragroup@mindspring.com writes:
>Hmm, don't like the word novel, how about just bizzare?
>
>How about you do a little more reading to expand your horizons. ... ~
>rich faussette

### Like others, he may not want to expand his horizons into an
ultra-left direction.

Scholem taught the Kabbalah and mysticism from a scientific point of view.

Scholem's brother Werner was a member of the ultra-left "Fischer-Maslow
Group" and a member of the
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/Reichstag_%28institution%29>Reichstag,
representing the <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/Communist>Communist
Party (<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/KPD>KPD) in the German parliament.

It is important to note that no scholars of classical
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/Judaism>Judaism from within
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/Orthodox_Judaism>Orthodox or
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/Haredi_Judaism>Haredi Judaism, the
original sources of all classical knowledges about the Kabbalah, either
approved of Scholem or validated his ideas and writings. ...

In the <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/Weltanschauung>Weltanschauung of
Scholem, the research of Jewish mysticism could not be separated from its
historical context. Starting from something similar to the Gegengeschichte
of <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche>Friedrich
Nietzsche he ended up including a lot of the less normative aspects of the
Judaism in the public history.

More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gershom_Scholem

~ Janice
Received on Mon Nov 14 17:22:41 2005

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