Monday, January 22, 2018

Gershom Scholem's Zettelkasten



See also Guide to Using the Card Index and Gershom Scholem's Milon HaZohar Card Index – Yehuda Liebes. We are told that "[t]he notes are in the form of white cards, which Scholem stored in impeccable order in a long narrow wooden drawer that fit them perfectly, in his impressive writing desk (which today serves as the Scholem collections librarian's desk at the National Library)." It would be nice to know the format of the "cards" or, perhaps better, "slips."

It is more than likely that he learned this technique before he changed "Gerhard" to "Gershom."

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