Sabbatai Sevi’s Conversion to Islam
A 17th-century ‘holy apostasy’: like Christ’s crucifixion, the fulfillment of a messianic prophecy?
· December 22, 2016
Sarmad the Magnificently Naked 17th-Century Jewish Mystic
Jewish engagement with non-Western faiths is much older than any recent ‘JuBu’ fad
· December 16, 2016
Jewish Self-Government in Europe Was Not Just a Dream—It Was a Failure
The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?
· December 16, 2013
Did the False Jewish Messiah Sabbatai Sevi Inspire John Milton’s ‘Paradise Regained’?
The new book ‘Fictions of Conversion’ explores how religious transformation influenced early modern England
· August 1, 2013