Emden-Eybeschütz Controversy
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In 1751, there was a controversy between the rabbinic scholar Jakob Emden and the Hamburg Chief Rabbi Jonathan Eybeschütz, over the latter’s alleged Sabbatianism. As one of the most violent religious Jewish debates of the Early Modern period, it developed into a transnational confrontation about the legitimacy of traditional rabbinic authority. The Emden-Eybeschütz controversy, also known …

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Maciejko, Pawel, “Emden-Eybeschütz Controversy”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 20 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0201>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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