Posts Tagged ‘ self proclaimed messiahs ’

Turkey’s Secret Jews

March 24, 2015
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Turkey's Secret Jews

When 17th-century heretic Sabbatai Zevi declared himself the messiah and set about making his own rules for Judaism, he amassed a Jewish following across Europe. None too pleased by the groundswell,¬†Ottoman authorities forced Zevi to convert to Islam. His followers were crestfallen. But a few in the Ottoman Empire followed…

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A Jew from Kentucky

February 7, 2012
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Dan Bern’s folk songs bear more than a passing resemblance to¬†Bob Dylan‘s–a high-pitched, sometimes scratchy…

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