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Sabbatian Heresy
Writings on Mysticism, Messianism, and the Origins of Jewish Modernity
Pawel Maciejko, ed.

Brandeis University Press



Contents

• Foreword
• Introduction
• I: SABBATIAN MOVEMENT PRIOR TO SABBATAI TSEVI’S CONVERSION TO ISLAM
• Nathan of Gaza, A Letter to Raphael Joseph
• Thomas Coenen, Vain Hopes of the Jews
• A Letter of Rabbi Aaron Sarfatti of Amsterdam to Rabbi Jacob Sasportas of Hamburg
• Exchange of Letters between Isaac Nahar of Amsterdam and Jacob Sasportas of Hamburg
• II: SABBATAI TSEVI’S CONVERSION AND ITS INTERPRETATION
• A Letter of Rabbi Joseph Halevi of Livorno to Rabbi Hosea Nantawa of Alexandria
• Moses Ben Habib, A Testimony Given before the Rabbinic Court in Jerusalem
• Sabbatai Tsevi, A Letter on Conversion
• Sabbatai Tsevi, Bury My Faith!
• Nathan of Gaza, A Letter on Conversion
• III: SABBATIANISM IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
• Israel Hazzan of Kastoria, Commentary on the Midnight-Vigil Liturgy
• Songs and Poems of the Dönmeh
• Yehudah Levi Tovah, Commentary on the Torah Portion Bereshit
• IV: Avraham Miguel Cardozo
• Avraham Miguel Cardozo, A Letter to Isaac Cardozo
• Avraham Miguel Cardozo, A Letter to Baruch Enriques
• Avraham Miguel Cardozo, Abraham’s Morn
• Elijah Kohen, The Book of the Sacred Contention
• V: THE HAYON CONTROVERSY
• Nehemiah Hiyya Hayon, Power to the Lord
• Tsevi Hirsch ben Yaakov Ashkenazi (Hakham Tsevi), In the Sight of All the House of Israel
• Moses Hagiz, Destruction of the Wrongdoers
• Anonymous, A Review of Hayon’s
Oz le-Elohim
• VI: THE EIBESCHÜTZ CONTROVERSY
• Jonathan Eibeschütz, And I Came This Day unto the Fountain
• Jacob Emden, Purim’s Letter
• Jonathan Eibeschütz, A Letter to Rabbi Jacob Yehoshuah Falk
• David Friedrich Megerlin: Hidden Testimonies for the Truth of the Christian Religion Deduced from Twenty-Four New and Rare Jewish Amulets
• Jacob Emden, A Whip on the Fool’s Back
• VII: JACOB FRANK AND THE FRANKISTS
• Jacob Emden, A Bridle for the Deceiver
• Jacob Frank, The Words of the Lord Spoken in Brünn
• Jacob Frank, Appendix to the Words of the Lord Spoken in Brünn
• Jacob Frank, The Red Letter
• Eleazar Fleckeles, The Love of David
• VIII: LITERARY ACCOUNTS OF SABBATIANISM
• Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Sabbatai Tsevi
• Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Man of Dreams
• Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Knots upon Knots
• Suggestions for Further Reading
• Index

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