This Day in Jewish History 1760: The False Messiah Who Founded Frankism Is Arrested in Warsaw

Jacob Frank proclaimed himself successor to Shabbetai Zvi, converted to Catholicism and spent 13 years in prison for heresy.

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On January 6, 1760, Jacob Frank, a mystic, messianic Polish Jew who created a new, transgressive religion that attracted tens of thousands of followers, was arrested in Warsaw and turned over to the Catholic...