THE RABBI WHO FOUGHT FAKE NEWS
In the mid 17th century, Nathan of Gaza proclaimed that the Messiah had appeared in the figure of Sabbatai Zvi. Adherents soon multiplied into a movement that swept across the Diaspora and tore communities apart. In the midst of this messianic storm, one rabbi stood firm on rabbinical principles of rigour and doubt, and meticulously dissected both Sabbatianism itself and what made it possible.
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