Sabbatai Zevi (Jewish Convert To Islam)

Originally posted on News For The Blind:
Sabbatai Zevi (שַׁבְּתַי צְבִי, other spellings include Sabbatai Ẓevi, Shabbetai Ẓevi, Shabbeṯāy Ṣeḇī, Sabbatai Sevi, Shabsai Tzvi, and Sabetay Sevi in Turkish) (August 1, 1626 – c. September 17, 1676[1]) was aSephardic Rabbi[2] and kabbalist who claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. He was the founder of…

Converso Involvement in the Sabbatai Zevi Movement

Originally posted on B'nei Anusim Center for Education:
By Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez The rise of Sabbatai Zevi and his messianic movement greatly impacted communities comprised of former Conversos. In 1666 for example, many of the members of the community in Amsterdam succumbed to the predominant enthusiasm as did those in Hamburg. Prayers had even…