The Lost Messiah: The Astonishing Story of Sabbatai Sevi

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This is the astonishing story of Sabbatai Sevi, 17th-century rabbi, Kabbalist and probable manic depressive, who convinced large numbers of Jews throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa that he was their long-awaited Messiah. And then, on threat of painful death from the Turkish Sultan, apparently converted to Islam and in so doing created the strange Donme sect - outwardly Muslim, yet clinging secretly to Sabbatai's strange form of mystical Judaism - a sect that may survive to this day. When John Freely came ...

The Lost Messiah: The Astonishing Story of Sabbatai Sevi 2002, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140284911

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