GermanEnd of Article: JONATHAN EYBESCHUTZ (1690-1764)
See also:rabbi, was from 1750 rabbi in
See also:Altona . He was a man of erudition, but he owed his fame chiefly to his
See also:personality . Few men of the
See also:period so profoundly impressed their mark on Jewish
See also:life . He became specially notorious because of a curious controversy that arose concerning the amulets which
See also:Eybeschutz was suspected of issuing . These amulets recognized the Messianic claims of Sabbatai Sebi (q.v.), and a famous rabbinic
See also:con-temporary of Eybeschutz, Jacob
See also:Emden, boldly accused him of
See also:heresy . The controversy was a momentous incident in the Jewish life of the period, and though there is insufficient evidence against Eybeschutz, Emden may be credited with having crushed the lingering belief in Sabbatai current even in some orthodox circles . (I .
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