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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


Introduction

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/9780691183572.003.0001
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


Exile

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/9780691183572.003.0002
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


Community and Control in the Sephardic Diaspora

Jonathan Ray

in After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the development of Jewish political structures. Over the course of the sixteenth century, the Sephardic world was built upon an organic manifestation of cultural identity, but ... More


Conclusion

Jonathan Ray

in After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concludes that the story of the formation of Sephardic Diaspora and the long and difficult resettlement of Iberian Jewry in the lands of the sixteenth-century Mediterranean offers ... More


Medieval Inheritance

Jonathan Ray

in After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the roots of the Sephardic Diaspora, particularly the amorphous structure of the Jewish community (aljama). Hispano-Jewish society was characterized by a loose association of ... More


The Long Road into Exile

Jonathan Ray

in After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter recounts the first years following the expulsion of 1492. The passage of Iberian Jewry from West to East was neither immediate nor direct. Whereas some of the refugees were able to find ... More


“A Great Aversion to Priestly Domination”

Zev Eleff

in Who Rules the Synagogue?: Religious Authority and the Formation of American Judaism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190490270
eISBN:
9780190490294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490270.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter offers a detailed view of lay authority in the first decades of the nineteenth century. It traces the migration of religious authority from American Jewish communities in Europe and ... More


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