The Apostasy of Sabbatai Zevi

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”

Does the Derin Devlet Believe in Kemalism?

The Derin Devlet has its roots in the Young Turks but was founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who was Sabbatean as evidenced by the fact that he was educated in a Sabbatean school in Thessaloniki, then the geographic center of the Sabbatean community and part of the Ottoman Empire. All pupils in the Ottoman EmpireContinue reading “Does the Derin Devlet Believe in Kemalism?”

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?”

Sabbateans are Bektashis not Muslims

It is often claimed that the 100 000 Sabbateans of Turkey are a Jewish-Muslim hybrid community, yet nothing could be further from the truth as the Sabbateans practice both Bektashism (a denomination of core Median Judaism of the Northern Jurisdiction of Israel) and a form of Judaism of the Southern Jurisdiction of Judah. As suchContinue reading “Sabbateans are Bektashis not Muslims”

Is Judaism Authentic Without Knowledge of Esoteric Judaism?

Knowledge of Esoteric Judaism is shared by small initiated elites in Haredi Orthodox Judaism, Sabbateanism, Mandaeism, denominations of core Median Judaism and possibly Shinto (whose practitioners are not halakhically Jewish because the Japanese are also Buddhists yet practice Median Judaism). Of course Esoteric Judaism (essentially neo-Sumerianism) is very different from Rabbinic Judaism, which is merelyContinue reading “Is Judaism Authentic Without Knowledge of Esoteric Judaism?”

Neo-Sumerian Ritual Sex

Ancient Sumer, the religious origin of Judaism (Abraham came from Ur, the capital of the Neo-Sumerian Empire) had sex temples and sacred ritual sex even if controversial did exist in ancient Israel. Sabbateanism in Europe including Frankism revived Sumerian ritual sex and even in the 20th century were the Sabbateans of Turkey accused of practicingContinue reading “Neo-Sumerian Ritual Sex”

Are Sabbateans Jewish?

The hundreds of Sabbatean Rabbinic Jews who followed rabbi Sabbatai Zevi and accepted initiation into the Bektashi order never converted to Islam. They were nevertheless excommunicated by the poskim (rabbinic decisors) due to the Sabbateans risking to expose Bektashism and the other six denominations of core Median Judaism as constituting Judaism and thus also exposedContinue reading “Are Sabbateans Jewish?”

Why Sabbatai Zevi was Excommunicated

Rabbi Sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676) was born in Smyrna in the Ottoman Empire and was a Sephardic rabbi of Romaniote (Judeo-Greek) origin who became almost universally recognized as the Mashiach (messiah) but was confronted by the sultan who demanded that he accept Islam or face death. As a token acceptance of Islam did Zevi in desperationContinue reading “Why Sabbatai Zevi was Excommunicated”