Sabbateans
Sabbateans (Sabbatians) is a complex general term that refers to a variety of followers of, disciples and believers in Sabbatai Zevi (1626–1676), a Jewish rabbi who was proclaimed to be the Jewish Mes...
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Dönmeh
Dönmeh (Turkish: Dönme) refers to a group of crypto-Jews in the Ottoman Empire who, to escape the inferior condition of dhimmis, converted publicly to Islam, but were said to have retained their b...
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Jacob Emden
Jacob Emden. also known as Ya'avetz (June 4, 1697, Altona – April 19, 1776, Altona), was a leading German rabbi and talmudist who championed Orthodox Judaism in the face of the growing influence of t...
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Jonathan Eybeschutz
Jonathan Eybeschütz (Kraków 1690 - Altona 1764), was a Talmudist, Halachist, Kabbalist, holding positions as Dayan of Prague, and later as Rabbi of the "Three Communities": Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbe...
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Joseph Escapa
Joseph Escapa (c. 1572–1662) served in the rabbinate of İzmir. He was probably born at Skopje, European Turkey, after which place he is named.
At first rabbi and chief of the yeshivah at Th...
Aaron Lapapa
Aaron ben Isaac Lapapa (c. 1590–1674) was an Oriental rabbi and Talmudist. He was at first rabbi at Manissa, Turkey, and at an advanced age was called to Smyrna as judge in civil affairs. In 1665, whe...
Jacob Hagis
Jacob Hagiz (1620–1674) was a Jewish Talmudist born of a Sephardi Jewish family at Fez. Ḥagiz's teacher was David Karigal (Ḳorban Minḥah, No. 105), who afterward became his father-in-law. About 1646 Ḥ...
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Moses Hagiz
Moses Hagiz (1671 – ca. 1750) (Hebrew: משה חגיז) was a Talmudic scholar, rabbi, kabbalist, and author born in Jerusalem, Palestine. He was one of the most prominent and influential Jewish leaders in 1...
Jacob ben Aaron Sasportas
Jacob ben Aaron Sasportas (1610 – April 15, 1698), was a rabbi, cabalist, and anti-Shabbethaian; he was the father of Isaac ben Jacob Sasportas.Sasportas was born at Oran. He became rabbi succe...
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David Nieto
David Nieto (1654 – 10 January 1728) was the Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish community in London, later succeeded in this capacity by his son, Isaac Nieto.Nieto was born in Venice. He firs...
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Tzvi Ashkenazi
Tzvi Hirsch ben Yaakov Ashkenazi (Hebrew: צבי אשכנזי‎; 1656, Habsburg Moravia – May 2, 1718, Lviv), known as the Chacham Tzvi after his responsa by the same title, served for some time as rabbi ...
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Naphtali Cohen
Naphtali Cohen (1649–1718), also known as Naphtali Katz, was a Russo-German rabbi and kabalist born in Ostrowo in Ukraine. He belonged to a family of rabbis in Ostrowo, where his father, Isaac Cohen, ...
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Frankism
Frankism, a Jewish religious movement of the 18th and 19th centuries, centered on the leadership of the Jewish Messiah claimant Jacob Frank, who lived from 1726 to 1791. At its height it claimed perh...