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Sabbatai Zevi, False Messiah of Transgression w/ Dr. David Halperin 0

Sabbatai Zevi was a 17th century religious leader who claimed to be the Jewish messiah. His movement and influence was huge at the time, and while he’s mostly forgotten today he was a major figure. While mostly understood as a scoundrel he’s a fascinating figure and mystics and Gnostics of all kinds will at least appreciate the shocking theological speculation and Kabbalah that surrounded him (though maybe he should be understood as a cautionary figure for all on the religious path). Scholar of Jewish mysticism Dr. David Halperin joins us once more to talk about Zevi and some related thinkers from his movement. Check out David’s website and blog https://www.davidhalperin.net/ Subscribe and listen as a podcast here: https://pod.link/845230843

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