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Aftermath

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter surveys the last three decades of Jacob Sasportas's life, when he moved between Hamburg, Amsterdam, Livorno, and Amsterdam again. During this period, Sasportas continued to enter the ... More


Exile

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
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May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the life of Jacob Sasportas prior to Sabbatianism. It places Sasportas in a series of different contexts: a member of a leading Sephardic family in Spanish Oran, a corrector in ... More


Zealot

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
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May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter highlights Jacob Emden, who crafted Jacob Sasportas in his own image as a heresy hunter in the middle of the eighteenth century. The transmission of anti-Sabbatian ideas from Jacob ... More


Prophecy

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
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May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Sabbatian messianism as an epistemological problem. How does one know whether or not someone is the Messiah? In the middle of the seventeenth century, prophecy was one way of ... More


Christianity

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Jacob Sasportas's The Fading Flower of the Zevi within the context of Jewish responses to Christianity. Unlike the overwhelming majority of Sephardim in northwestern Europe, ... More


Introduction

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
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May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides a background of Jacob Sasportas. Around 1610, Sasportas was born in Oran, a garrison town at the edge of the Iberian Empire on the Mediterranean coast of North ... More


Crowds

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the doubt of an individual versus the certainty of the crowd. It posits that Jacob Sasportas's aversion to Sabbetai Zevi as the Messiah was as much a response to the force of ... More


Zion

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Gershom Scholem and Joel Teitelbaum as readers of Jacob Sasportas. Both Scholem and Teitelbaum considered the middle of the twentieth century as a period of crisis, and each, ... More


Authority

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter situates the polemic over Sabbatianism as a problem of authority. It casts Jacob Sasportas versus the Sabbatians, particularly Nathan of Gaza. If Sabbatian prophets and their followers ... More


Jacob Sasportas and Jewish Messianism

Yaacob Dweck

in Formations of Belief: Historical Approaches to Religion and the Secular

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190754
eISBN:
9780691194165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190754.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on Jacob Sasportas and Jewish Messianism. A rabbi in the Western Sephardic diaspora, Sasportas emerged in 1665 as one of the few opponents to the Jewish Messiah named Sabbetai ... More


Coda

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This coda details how Jacob Sasportas, as well as his three most intensive readers—Jacob Emden, Gershom Scholem, and Joel Teitelbaum—all perceived their worlds to be in crisis. For Sasportas, the ... More


Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Yaacob Dweck

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

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 ... More


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