Vinograd, Amsterdam 1672; Mehlman 1716; Kiryat Sefer, 30 (1955), pp. 99-104
an important anti-sabbatian pamphlet
More than a quarter of a century before the Emden-Eybeschuetz controversy erupted in the 1750s, Rabbi Jonathan Eybeschuetz had already faced accusations that he was a follower of the messianic pretender Sabbatai Tzvi in 1725. Although the suspicions against him had remained dormant for decades, the documents relating to the earlier accusations were hauled out and recycled with new vehemence by the opponents of Eybeshuetz during the later struggle between rabbinic authorities. This 1751 pamphlet includes:
1) The text of a letter by Rabbi Moses Hagiz to the head of the Amsterdam Bet Din, Rabbi Aryeh Leib, dated 26 Heshvan, 5486 (= 2 November 1725). In this letter, Hagiz quotes in its entirety the "Hert Zu" proclamation of the Altona Bet Din dated 25 Tammuz 5485 (= 6 July, 1725) directed against Moses Meir of Zolkiew. Hagiz also quotes the text of a contemporary letter from Eybeschuetz. (n.d.)
2) Testimony given in the Mannheim Bet Din against suspected Sabbateans, including Eybeschuetz, dated 11 Tamuz 5485 (=22 June 1725.) Attested to by Hillel Levi Mintz, residing in Mannheim, Yuda Miller of Bing, and Mikhl Pe'er, residing in Friedberg.
The entire pamphlet was attested to as having been faithfully copied by Sinai be-ha-Manoah Yitzhak Zeklin Luntz and Menahem bar Netanel Krilsheim. To each of their names is appended the appelation "Ne'eman de-k"k Warmaisa."
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