Mavericks, Mystics & False Messiahs : Episodes from the Margins of Jewish History

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  • Pinni Dunner
  • 18 July 2018

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      Mavericks, Mystics & False Messiahs : Episodes from the Margins of Jewish History
We tend to look at the history of Jewish life in a linear way, ignoring or dismissing the influences and the stimulators from beyond the comfort zone of traditional Judaism But we must ask ourselves What were the outside factors that influenced what happened on the inside How did the Shabbetai Tzvi and Emden Eybeschutz controversies affect how we live our lives as Jews in the twenty first century How did the Get of Cleves controversy influence Jewish law going forward, so that rulings arrived at today are determined by this seemingly marginal episode The uniting theme of Mavericks, Mystics False Messiahs is the very individual personalities of these marginal characters and the impact they had during the time in which they lived All the mavericks whose lives are explored in this book somehow represent in their individuality and their unique stories aspects of the broader narrative of their eras What they prove, in all their fascinating oddity, is how aspects of Jewish history which occur outside of the spotlight have a residual effect on what is happening in today s world Rabbi Dunner shows his mastery of all the byways of Jewish history the combatants, crackpots, dreamers, and tzaddikim who together embroider the Jewish mosaic He is a wonderful storyteller with several remarkable stories to tell So pull up a chair, put away distractions, and enter a world where the past comes to life Rabbi David Wolpe Rabbi Dunner s writings are marked by a profound level of brilliance, combined with a voluminous, deep knowledge of history and world events His perspective is fascinating, his ability to contextualize, unique On top of all that, he s incapable of writing a boring sentence Jonathan and Faye Kellerman Best Download Mavericks, Mystics & False Messiahs : Episodes from the Margins of Jewish History Author Pinni Dunner For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ Mavericks, Mystics & False Messiahs : Episodes from the Margins of Jewish History

  1. Steve Cran says:

    So much of Jewish history has been steered or guided by personalities that are on the fringes or the sidelines of the community Pini Dunner writes about these eccentric Jews with an easy to read style that will grab you and not let you go.Starting with the most famous of all Jewish misfits, Pini describes how Shabbtai Tzvi was born to an Ashkenazi business man in Izmir or Smyrna Shabbtai Tzvi studied Torah and was rather gifted yet he was also sort of mad He would do things ...

  2. Daniel says:

    My main gripe is that he doesn t include footnotes, and this seems to be an intentional decision, based on his concluding chapter where he speaks about sources