This Day in Jewish History 1746: A Messianic Kabbalist Blackballed by the Establishment Dies

Though his ideas about redemption upset the rabbis, Moshe Luzzatto's works are still admired for their beauty, and their ethical messages.

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May 16, 1746, is the date on of around which rabbinical scholar, mystic and moral philosopher Moshe Chayim Luzzatto died (sources vary on both the day and the year). Luzzatto was a prolific and charismatic...