I can understand the appeal of a messiah in 1600s Eastern Europe. I can understand that we want a messiah and we're willing to accept one, whether it be Bar Kochva or Shabbtai Tsvi. But on what ...
During the times of false messiah Shabbetai Tzvi, and for several decades afterwards, many well established rabbanim  believed him to be Moshiach. Some even maintained this belief after his ...
Who was Shabsai Tzvi and why was he considered evil?