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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


Beliefs and Delusions

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter identifies some features to distinguish between normal religious beliefs and psychotic delusions in the context of ultra-orthodox Jewish beliefs. Among these are that ideas are private; ... More


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