Rabbi Sabbatai Zevi, the Sabbatean messiah, was forced to convert to Islam by the Ottoman Grand Vizier under threat of gruesome death. What is less known is that Sabbatai Zevi subsequently became Bektashi, in hence voiding his apostasy as the Bektashi order is one of nine denominations of core Median Judaism. This of course wasContinue reading “The Apostasy of Sabbatai Zevi”
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What are the Secrets of Sabbateanism?
Why is Sabbateanism secretive? It is no secret that Sabbateans outwardly behave like secular Muslim Turks but within their own community practice a form of Kabbalistic Judaism. What is less known however is that the Sabbateans are members of the Bektashi order, one of eight denominations of core Median Judaism and practice Bektashism along withContinue reading “What are the Secrets of Sabbateanism?”