This Day in Jewish History 1666: All but One of Shabbetai Zvi's Devotees Get Excommunicated

The rabbis of Constantinople ousted all the followers of the false messiah, except for Nathan of Gaza.

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December 9, 1666, is the date on which the rabbis of Constantinople excommunicated all the followers of Shabbetai Zvi, with the exception of Nathan of Gaza -- the man most responsible for spreading messianic...