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Dissident Rabbi : the life of Jacob Sasportas

Author: Yaacob Dweck
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1665, Sabbetai Zevi, a self-proclaimed Messiah with a mass following throughout the Ottoman Empire and Europe, announced that the redemption of the world was at hand. As Jews everywhere rejected the traditional laws of Judaism in favor of new norms established by Sabbetai Zevi, and abandoned reason for the ecstasy of messianic enthusiasm, one man watched in horror. Dissident Rabbi tells the story of Jacob  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Jacob Sasportas; Jacob Sasportas
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yaacob Dweck
ISBN: 9780691189949 0691189943
OCLC Number: 1104346048
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 483 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Abbreviations; Introduction; ONE: Exile; TWO: Authority; THREE: Crowds; FOUR: Prophecy; FIVE: Christianity; SIX: Aftermath; SEVEN: Zealot; EIGHT: Zion; CODA; Acknowledgments; Appendix: Will of Jacob Sasportas; Bibliography; Index
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