In this episode of the podcast, we spoke with Matt Goldish who’s a professor at Ohio State University and a specialist in Jewish and European History, Messianism, and the Spanish Jews after the expulsion from Spain. He holds the Samuel M. and Esther Melton Chair in Jewish History.
The topic of our discussion was his book The Sabbatean Prophets, which covers the 17th century messianic movement that centered around the colorful figure of Shabbetai Tzvi. We dove into the origins of the movement, how it managed to take the Jewish world by storm, and its aftermath.
You can purchase Professor Goldish’s book on Amazon.