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In the words of Gershom Scholem, “Nonsense based on me!”
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Conspiracy theories about the Dönme.
Zalman Shazar and Shabbetai Tsvi.
What happened after Shabbetai Tsvi chose conversion over death.
A new book tells their story.
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