It’s blowing all over the world right now.
Posting has been slow on this blog, as I’ve been discovering earth-shattering bits of information that totally transform the picture of ‘real Jewish history’ that we’ve all been taught.
Or should I say, that we’ve all been brainwashed with, because once you start piecing together the real story, you start to see the holes in the ‘official narrative’ – a whole bunch of massive, big, holes – from a million miles away.
I’m still drawing my conclusions, but here are a few tidbits, in the meantime.
I will paint a big picture in this post, where I’m just laying out the lay of the land, without giving the specifics to prove it. I’m still deliberating on what God wants me to do with all this, so in the meantime, I’m steering a cautious path against totally spelling things out.
So, here’s the deal.
The false messiah Shabtai Tzvi lived 1626-1676.
While he was the ‘figurehead’ for Sabbateanism, what is not really known is that many of the leading rabbis – and also the leading xtians – at that time were predicting 1666 as ‘the year’ that the messiah would show up.
So, they were looking for a suitable candidate to fit the bill, and the clearly mentally-ill, delusional (and yet very charismatic) Shabtai Tzvi fit the bill.
He was helped along by ‘prophets’ like Nathan of Gaza, who wrote most of his ‘theology’ based on a deep, but totally warped understanding of the kabbalah.
He was also supported by hundreds and even thousands of rabbis and kabbalists across the world, particularly in places like Amsterdam, Leghorn, Prague and Aleppo – anywhere with a strong contingency of marranos who had been steeped in xtian theology for 150 years +, and / or who had a strong tradition of studying and using ‘practical kabbalah’, aka black magic.
Which sad to say, was most of the Jewish world.
So, Shabtai Tzvi converts to Islam, then dies a decade later, in 1676 – and the movement continues.
In arguments that sound just oh so familiar, his followers claim that their rebbe, Shabtai, is just ‘hidden’ from the world. They quote and misquote biblical passages explaining how the soul of this false moshiach is doing a massive tikkun, hidden away, and will return to the world soon.
There is a schism. Some followers believe that Shabtai Tzvi is going to rise from the dead – and make a big effort to get to Eretz Yisrael in 1700 to greet him – while others take their Sabbatian ‘theology’ off in a different direction, that again is a warped version of a Jewish fundamental truth.
The soul of Shabtai Tzvi is going to get reincarnated into the next contender for [false…] messiah, as there is a potential moshiach in every generation.
Over the next few years, all sorts of people, both in the so-called ‘Ashkenazi’ and the so-called ‘Sephardi’ world throw their hat in the ring as a contender for the position of the next [false…] messiah, which will make them defacto the leader of the huge community of secret and not-so-secret Sabbatians, who are all over the Jewish world.
Some of them are relatives of Shabtai Tzvi like Jacob Querido.
This from Wikipedia:
Jacob Querido (‘the Beloved’, ca. 1650–1690, Alexandria, Egypt) was the successor of the self-proclaimed Jewish Messiah Sabbatai Zevi. Born in Thessaloniki, he was the son of Joseph the Philosopher and brother of Jochebed, Shabbatai Zevi’s last wife. Jochebed (also called ‘Ā’ishah following her conversion to Islam) claimed that he was the reincarnation of her late spouse, so that he might succeed to the leadership of Sabbatai’s followers. He attracted a considerable following of his own, called Ya‘qōviyīm or Yakubiler.
Then, there are pretenders to the throne that show up all over Israel, Italy and Podolia, too, the part of Poland / Ukraine that borders Turkey, and which is famous as the cradle of chassidut.
Ashkenazi Sabbatean False Moshiachs include (but is not limited to):
Yehuda Leib ben Yaakov Holleschau of Prossnitz – who is supported in his claims, at least for a while, by Rabbi Meir Eisenstadt, the Rav of Prossnitz.
(Oh, and by the way, Rav Meir just happens to be the Rosh Yeshiva of Yonatan Eybshutz… Does that name ring a bell?)
Clearly, Rav Meir is a very upstanding, honest and sincere sort, because his own brother, Mordechai Mokiah, also claims to be false messiah at this time, too.
This from the Jewish Encyclopaedia entry, 1906:
MORDECAI MOKIAḤ (called also Mordecai of Eisenstadt):
Shabbethaian prophet and false Messiah; born in Alsace about 1650; died at Presburg May 18, 1729. The death of Shabbethai Ẓebi (1676) seems to have encouraged his followers, who claimed that he had returned to his heavenly abode and would come back in three years to finish his Messianic task.
Click on the links, to get more details of who this people were, and also who some of their descendants are. But believe me, this is still only the tip of the iceberg.
If you’re bored, you can also check out the following names of more false messiahs from this period:
Yehuda Hasid (who famously tried to ‘ascend’ to Eretz Yisrael in 1700, with a large group of Sabbatians, to await Shabtai Tzvi’s second coming.)
Avraham Rovigo – Whose father was Moises (Michael) Broda, and who wrote the book Eshel Avraham.
Chaim Malakh – who was instrumental in developing large communities of Sabbatians in Podolia, and linking them to other Sabbatian communities around the world:
This from the Jewish Encylopaedia:
[H]e served as an emissary and a link between different Sabbatian factions.
The pattern of his travels reveals the existence of a clandestine Sabbatian network spanning Europe and the Ottoman Empire.
Malakh was initiated into all major branches of Sabbatian theology. after his initial flirtation with the moderate Sabbatianism of Rovigo and Kohen, he accepted the much more radical doctrines of Primo (advocating the deification of the messiah) and Barukhyah (calling for annulment of the commandments)…. Malakh’s main impact was in transmitting the teachings of the Turkish Sabbatians to Europe, especially to Podolia. It is likely that many of Jakub Frank’s early disciples came from the communities established by Malakh.
Point being, that when the notorious Jacob Frank showed up, he was just the latest of wannabe ‘fake messiahs’, pretenders to Shabtai Tzvi’s throne (and massive audience of followers.)
Again, let’s spell this out clearly:
‘Sabbateanism’ didn’t die with Shabtai Tzvi.
A new religion developed, often clothed externally in very pious ‘orthodox Jewish’ garments, that was basically an amalgamation of xtian and Jewish beliefs about fixing the world and the coming of the Moshiach.
Many of the leading rabbis all over the world were ‘secret Sabbateans’, followers and promoters of this new variant of Judaism, oh so similar to xtianity in some deep ways, and many of these people continued a double life of being ‘frum Jews’ in one setting, and being ‘secret Sabbatean believers’ behind closed doors.
On top of that, many of these people (who also happened to be wealthy merchants and businessmen) travelled all over the world.
And also had different identities and names (and probably also families….) in different places, too.
So it was, that you could have an ‘Avraham Rovigo’, known Sabbatean prophet, who was apparently the leader of the Italian Sabbatean Kabbalists, but at the same time, you could also have an ‘Avraham Broida’, scion of a famous Prague family and ABD in Eastern Europe.
It’s the same guy.
And that piece of information has very profound consequences for us, and our Jewish community, of 2020.
In the course of writing this post, I tripped over another massive bit of evidence to show just how ‘profound’ this connection is.
But for now I’m keeping shtum.
Let’s leave you with this disturbing thought:
Most of the people we were taught to revere as being very pious individuals over the last 400 years were actually very closely linked to Sabbateanism and / or Jacob Frank.
Frank’s descendants mamash married into some of the most ‘prestigious’ families you can think of, but all this was carefully covered up, so that you and me wouldn’t know it.
What’s more, Frank’s descendants and followers are on all sides of the equation.
They are in leading positions both within Eretz Yisrael, and without.
They are in the Knesset, and they are in Bnei Brak.
They are on the ‘left’, politically, and also on the ‘right’.
They are ‘secular’ and ‘assimilated’ – and also super-frum.
And they have been joining with a particular group of non-Jews to run the show all over the world for the last 250 years.
So that is what we’re up against.
And that is what I am up to my eyeballs trying to research at the moment.
Who these secret Sabbatian / secret Frankist people WERE then, and who their descendants are NOW.
And the answers are totally mind-blowing.
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