Book review: Women and the Messianic heresy of Sabbatai Zevi

By Mary Fisk|September 10, 2012|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Religions|0 comments

Ada Rapoport-Albert’s latest book Women and the Messianic heresy of Sabbatai Zevi: 1666-1815 explores the role of female prophets, mystics and religious activities in the “heretical” Sabbathaian Jewish sect of the 17th to early 19th century, making comparisons with the role of women among the Hasidim at the time and contending that pre-modern roots of “feminism” can be found among the Sabbathaians rather than the Hasidim. She also looks at the place of Jewish female prophets in the Bible and rabbinic literature

Click here to read the full book review on H-Net

SOAS Library has a copy at QO296.82 / 738480

Click here to go to the Library catalogue to check availability 


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